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The Miner Mar 26, 1898

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 .A  WfMffy.  Whole Numbek 396.  "V '- -^  ������'7- "' .*'*'-  7 -;' - h  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, March 26, 1898.  Price Five Cents.  SENTENCED TO HANG.  THE MUBDEREB OF BENBI8 00N-  NOBS WILL PAT TEE PENALTY.  Mite et KxeeatlM fixed for Aaril ti.-Se  ItoaM a* to Ml* call*.���������rrlaaaer  Pleated Self Defence.  i J ������������������  The ���������peoial court ot assize wm opened  oa Monday at 11 a.m.. in the Nelson oourt  bouse, His Lordship Justice Irving presiding. After the Registrar had read tbe  commission calling the assize, the Grand  Jury were sworn in and J. L. Betal-  lack was chosen foreman. The other  members of the grand jury were: James  Banueraan, Gilbert Stanley, John A.  Turner, James Lawrenoe, J. J. Malone,  Duncan McArtbur, W. N. Bolfe, C. W.  West, Geo. B. Bobson, A. Ferland and  W. J. Quintan, W. J. Wilson, H. B. Cam-  erou, M. DesBrisay and H. J. Evans.  Hia Lordship congratulated the jury  upon the light criminal} dooket but there  was one case of more than usual gravity  to come before tbem, in which John Doyle  or John Sullivan stands charged with  the murder of Dennis Connors at Kusko-  nook ou the night of February 13. He  then set forth tbe facts of the case as  appearing in the deposition and defined  the crime of murder as meaning where  tbe offender intends to cause death or  bodily injury likely to result in death.  The onus of proving self ^defenos rests  witb tbe offender. In bnly7 the most  stringent cases is a mas justified in taking tbe law into bis own hands.     '":' ������ '���������  Tbe grand jury retired at 11.20 and in  a few minutes returned a true"--Wit  against Doyle.  When oonrt resumed, the prisoner was  placed in the dock and torinJPy charged  witb the crime, to which he pleaded^  '���������Not guilty." Jo reply to a question  from His Lordship, Doyle expressed a  desire to be defended by counsel and Mr.  J. A. Aikman consented to undertake tbe  duty and was appointed by ibe oourt.  After consulting with the prisoner for  a few minutes, Mr. Aikman stated to the  court tbj������ H wasimna*#|ble?for;i>imfO;  proceed witb ttw dsfenos on snob short:  notioe and asked for an adjournment,  Mr. ;W. A. MaeDonald, Q. C, who appeared for tb* Crown agreed to the  request and" Hia Lordship accordingly  adjourned tbe court until Tuesday at  10 a.m. v.;  When opart retained J on Tuesday  morning the prisoner was brought in  and plaoed in the dock. TbecUanfein  hia appearance since bis arrest waa^ery  marked. At the preliminary trial be  assumed an air of indifference; now be  looked pale and anxioos and seemed to  realize the terrible position in wbiob be  bad placed himself by his rash act.  Tbe Mimes in tbe petit jury list were  ���������called^ov������^wd-the>tollowing^w(������ro  selected:' Austin H. ciements, (foreman)  John J. Walker, H. Perks, Geo. Demaine,  James Smart, Stephen E. Parkis, Edward  McCreath, Thomas W Davis, Pavid Cur-  tis, William Wilson, John MoAlman,  Geo. Beer.       7  Mr. W. A. McDonald opened tbe case  for tbe Crown, briefly reviewing tbe facts  as tbey appeared- The evidence tone  submitted for the prosecution was oil  the direct evidence of eye witnesses of  tbe crime. He would not produce any  circumstantial evidence, which might be  confusing to , the jury. Tbe Crown said  tbe crime was- murder and. be only asked  the jury to do their doty as men in judging between society, represented by the  Grown, and the prisoner at the bar.  The first witness called was L. B.  Forbes, provincial oonstable at Kuskanook on the night of February 13. He  deposed to having been called on tbat  night to go to Erioson's saloon, where he  found Dennis Connors st the point of  death. He never spoke and died in a  few minutes. The time was five minutes  to 12. He found a bullet hole in left  breast He at once closed the hotel and  left four men in charge of the body while  he went in search of the murderer. He  returned in an hour and searched the  body of the dead man, finding an insurance policy, some tobacco, $1.15 in cash,  and some papers. Not succeeding in  finding Doyle, he hud tbe body of Connors coffined and brought to Nelson.  Dr. Hawkey who performed the postmortem examination on tne body of Connors gave evidence as to condition of  body.' On external examination he found  a well developed man about 30 years of  age. There, was a small hole in left  breast evidently made by a bullet. On  .internal examination he found that the  .bullet had passed between the fourth and  fifth ribs, through the heart, into the  abdominal cavity, through the liver,  striking the lumbar vertebrae and was  fonnd imbeded in the left illiac Jossa.  All the other organs were found to be in  normal condition. Death was undoubtedly caused by the bullet, which he had  taken from the body and handed to the  coroner and which he indentifled. Tbe  course of the bullet was such that in bis  opinion it was fired from above the point  where it entered tbe body.  William Kyle wbo was in the barroom  nt the time and witnessed the abootint  gave evidence as to what transpired during  the evening. Between 9 and 10 o'clock  Connora, Glare, Boyle, Smith and himself were in Erioson's saloon where they  had a drink. Smith went out and prisoner followed shortly afterwards. Connors went and sat down. Witness stood  between bar; and the wall with his back  to the bar when prisoner came in again.  He heard Erioson tell some one to go  for the police. He turned around and  saw prisoner walk towards Connors with  ������*gan in his band. Prisoner applied a  vile epithet to Connora and said "dig up"  Connors: replied, Vara away.*! Prisoner  immediately fired aud Connors fell to tbe  floor. Prison put his gun in his pocket  and walked out: r  A severe cross-examination by Mr.  Aikman failed to shake Kyle's testimony  as. to the shooting. He added that he  did not know of any previous trouble  between prisoner and Connors. He  thought it was about 10 o'olock when tbe  shooting took place but it might have  been later. He had had two or three  drinks during the evening but was not  drank-v--'--; ������������������'<*��������� ������������������������������������    --.-���������.'���������           Erioson, the keeper of the hotel where  the murder was commited was next called  and gave evidence similar to that of  Kyle, with the addition that prisoner  came into the bar after 11 o'clock and  called Consors, Smith and Clare up to  have a drink, Clare and Smith said they  did not want a drink, but Connora  stepped up and said, "I'll drink witb you  but I hive, no' use for you."-'' Prisoner  said, ''You can't get the best of me" and  walked but without having a drink. He  afterwards returned and  shook  bands  with Clare who was standing at the bar  and said, "I hope you have nothing  against 7 me." Glare replied, "No/  Prisoner then walked over to Connora  who waa' sitting by tbe stove and ahot  bim, as already described.  A. W. Clare stated tbat be and Connors went into Anderson's1 hotel io tbe  evening to have drink and while there  met Doyle-aod Smitb and wked tbem to  have a drink. He received change for a  $5 bill, which be put in his trousers'  pooka^ A(terv������i^ all |our werestMdisg  Jon |be platform in front of the botel,  when prisoner jostled bim and put We  band in bis pocket. Witness stepped  back and said, "Partner your work is  pretty coarse for a stranger." Nothing  more was said and the party separated,  witness and Connors going to Erioson's  where tbey sat down. Witness detailed  the. ciroumsteooe of afterwards ^ being  disked: to! drink by the prisoner as given  by Erio������Gn.; Prisoner came in again  when witness was standing at tbe bar  talking to Ericson, and said, "J hop*  youwillforgivjme."Hesteppedpast,drew  his gun and walked towards where Connors was sitting.: Ericsou told witness  .to go for police. Started out and just as  got.ontsidetheidppr;hejjrdjiLaholkgaayu,  Cross-examined. , Was not-under influence of liquor but bad a few drinks.  Afterward* learned tbat shot waa fired by  prisoner.  Charles Oleson, a witness not examined  at the preliminary trial nextijrave evidence. " Witness' was"bartender at Erioson's hotel but;iwosaed at. Munson's  where prisoner bad bis blankets. About  middle of the night of February 13, on  his way upstairs to bed be met prisoner  and ^saw bim unroll his blankets, take  ont a gun and run downstairs. Witness  followed and when near Erioson's beard  a shot Afterwards saw bim oome out of  side door of hotel, but did not see bim  again until after arrest.  While giving their evidenoe, each  witness was shown a sketch of the barroom iu which the murder took plaoe  and indentifled the positions occupied by  each at the time of the shooting.  This concluded tbe evidenoe-for the  prosecution.  For the defence Mr. Aikman stated  that it was not bis intention to call any  witnesses but be wished to make a statement, not under oath.  This was however refused and Mr.  Aikmen began his address to the jury.  He held that the Crown had failed entirely'in proving any motive for the  crime. There whs no denying the fact  that the prisoner shot Connors; all the  witnesses agreed on that point, but did  not agree altogether as to what transpired during the evening. All had  been drinking and at least one was not  sober at the time aud a great deal happened which they did not see. Apparently there was a row between Connors  and tbe prisoner, which would be described in the prisoner's statement It  was not reasonable to suppose that the  prisoner would shoot a man without  provocation. After reviewing the evidence he made an eloquent appeal to the  jury to deal mercifully with the prisoner,  as the ends of justice would be as well  served by a verdict of manslaughter.  The prisoner was next allowed to make  a statement and said tbat be was placed  (Conclnded on Page Six,)  GENIAL LOCAL NEWS.  BTBJTB  OF   UTEEEBT  II  ABOUND IEL80H.  AID  ���������Hef  Meatlea   et  la Ike  asveaJsays.  J. A. Thompson of Calgary is in the  city.  Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Duncan are visiting Spokane.  Dr. Young of Sandon was a Nelson  visitor this week.  Joseph A. Sayward, of Victoria  spent Tuesday in the city.  Wm. Perdue returned on Saturday-  evening from Dawson Oity.  Born���������On Saturday, March 26, to  the wife of Andy Dblan, a son.  Mr. and Mrs. ������W. F. Thompson of  Trail, are registered at the Phair.  T. F. Spencer, banker, of Spokane,  registered at the Phair on Thursday.  N. F. Townsend, a Bossland real  estate dealer was a Nelson visitor this  week.  .< Principal Green reports the attendance at the public school as rapidly increasing. .  J. M. Harris, the well known mintaw  man of Sandon, spent a few days in  Nelson this week.  Geo. M. Wujard, G. W. Bushnell  and Ralph White of Trail were Nelson  visitors this week.  There are ninety-nine convicts io  jthe British Columbia penitentiary at  New Westminster,  Oscar Bass of New Westminster  acted as oonrt stenographer, at the  special assize this week.  Up to date there have been 980 applicants for registration as voters in  tbe south riding of Kootenay.  Work o������ tba retaining wall op Ward  ���������^wav ^ pse^^esjsiB)sf.a|sif the utsajphsfW.  holt h? beinf rapidly filled np.   '  The estimates for the year 1888 were  brought down in the provincial > legislature on Wednesday and ahow alarge  deficit*  F. P. Gutelius, the popular superintendent of tbe Columbia 6 Western  haa been retained in* similar position  by the C.P.R.  Bork���������At Grant's Pass, Oregon, on  March I9tb, to tbe wife of T. A. Mills,  of Nelson,' a son. Mother and child  are doing well.   7  G. A. Keefer of The Nelson and Bed-  llngton railway survey passed through  the c|ty o������ Friday on-bis retum^from:  a visit to Victoria.  Chas. Benjafleld of Regina, N.W.T.,  who operated a small steamer on Sloean lake last summer returned on  Monday from the east. *  G. A. Mitchell, travelling freight  agent of the Northern Pacific railway,  with headqiiartersat Portland, Oregon,  spent Thursday in tbe city.  It is the intention of the C.P.R, railway company to erect a bridge across  the Columbia river at Bobson, thus  doing away with the transfer between  Nelson and Bossland.  F. M. Ghadbourn, agent of the War  Eagle Mining Co. of Bossland reports  that two car loads of ore are lieing received daily at the Hall Mines smelter.  Miss McMillan, late of Toronto, has  taken up her residence in Nelson and  is engaged witb Mrs. McLaughlin to  take charge of the dressmakingdepart-  ment.  Extensive improvements are being  made oo the Trail smelter, recently  acquired by the C.P.R., and the treatment of ores will probably begin about  Julyl.  A concert will be held in the Methodist church on Monday evening under  the auspices of the Nelson Lodge I. O.  G. T., at which a high class programme  is promised.  Geo. Jachetta of the firm of Welch  k Jachetta, who have a contract on  the Crow's Nest Pass railway, near  Kuskonook, spent Monday and Tuesday in the city.  The improvements to the Phair  hotel bave been commenced. It is the  intention of the management to expend six or seven thousand dollars in  the new improvements,  J.F.Ritchie, Marcus Moses, and D.  B. Bogle, three Rossland mining men  spent Friday in the city. They left on  Saturday morning for Ymir in connec  tion with the sale of the Jubilee mine.  : A bill has been introduced in the  provincial legislature by Mr. Graham,  M.P.P., making the right the proper  side of the road for passing vehicles  east of and the left west of the Cas-  Nebon lodge of Good Templars attended the Methodist church in a body  last Sunday evening, when a temperance sermon was preached bv Rev.  Geo. H. Morden. The church was  crowded to the doors.  > Adjt. Edgecombe, who has charge of  the Salvation Army haven at Spokane  will arrive in the city this evening and  will probalby address a meeting in the  barracks on Sunday afternoon on the  8o������|a>.Workof the Army.  (j|rer one hundred men arrived in  the'city on Monday evening to work  for;contractois on the Crow's Nest  ritlway construction. They were  principally from the Eastern Canadian  provinces and are a sturdy lot of men.  His Lordship Bishop D'Authonville  of New Westminster, spent Thursday  in the city on his return from a visit to  Eastern Canada and American cities.  Hia Lordship has a large circle of acquaintances in the city who were pleased. to������ee him in good health.  it. recent' shipment of merchandise  in car load bulk from Vancouver to  Nelson arrived on the fourth day after  shipment. During the months of  January and February the C. P. R.  landed over one thousand car loads' of  merchandise in bulk at Nelson,  . The C.P.R. freight yards contain a  large number of main line cars which  ar* shipped through to Nelson with  merchandise in bulk. The cars are  brought from Arrowhead to Nakusp 38  miles on barges; from Nakusp to Rose-  berry by rail; from Roseberry to Sloean City on barges; from Sloean City  to Nelson by rail.  At the request of several Cricketers,  a meeting^ will be held at the offlce of  Mr. W: F. Brougham (over the Hud-  son's Bay store) on ��������� Wednesday evening neat* tbe 30tb inst., at 8,30 o'clock,  for the purpose of organising a cricket  c|ub for the city. All players or sup-  potters of the game are moat cordially  invited, to be present.   ,  .  OTOOAiremip.  Vtwr* 4������|eenww fiatU 4������rll iu������ tew the  'Trailer Civil cases.  When oonrt met on Thursday tbe first  ease taken up waa that of Townsend vs.  Hewitt. Plaintiff and defendant werejen-  gaged in the brewing business at Grand  Forks. Plaintiff now applies for an injunction to restrain defendant from carrying on tbe business and for tbe appointment of a receiver. An order was msde  for a receiver to be appointed by Judge  Forin.  Trial aet for April 15tb.  MoLellan vs. Reco Mining Co. An  notion for damages for injuries sustained.  Settled out of oonrt; Macdonald * Johnston for plaintiff; E. P. Davis 'for defendant;  Creelman vs. Clarke���������The plaintiff applies for a clear title to a mineral claim  and to restrain tbe defendant from farther trespassing on tbe ground. The  olaim in question is located in the Kettle river district and was first located by  Clarke and called Boys. He afterwards  found tbat tbe stakes were too small  and re-located it in his wife's name without filing an abandonment after the first  location bad run out A man named  Fox located it for Creelman and called  it Little Pittsburg. Clarke has done  two assessments on the property end  Creelman one, hence the suit of Creelman. Judgment was reserved until April  15th.  Kelly va Hall Mines Co.���������An application for an injunction restraining defendants from expropriating land for  their" tramway line from the Silver King  mine to the smelter over the Dandy and  two other claims belonging to the plaintiffs.   Judgment reserved until April 15.  Owing to the fact'that it was not  definitely decided whether any civil  cases would be heard at the special  assizes, the consel in a number of Cases  were not prepared to go on with the  cases. His Lordship Justice Irving  will return on April 15 for the trial of  such cases.  CeMBllBMatary Maaer tm Jaitlee Irvlas.  The members of Nelsori-Slocan Bar  Association tendered a complimentary  dinner to His Lordship Justice Irving  at the Hotel Hume on Friday evening.  The dinner was strictly private, being  confined entirely to menibers of the  legal profession. Mr. W. A. Macdonald, Q.C., acted as chairman having  on his right the guest of the evening  and on his left His Honor Judge Forin.  Mr. John Elliott acted as vice-chairman and the other members of the  profession present were Messrs. J. H.  Bowes, W. A. Galliher, E. A. Crease,  R. M. Macdonald, W. Brougham, P.  McL. Forin, A. M.Johnson, P. E. Wilson, E. C. Senkler, R. S. Lennie, F. EI  liott, K. W. Hannington.  MINERAL REPORT.  AMUAL REPORT OF MDJI8TEB OF  HUBS.  Skews a srallfylag laerease te tka Mineral ������������������laet ar MUta CslasaMa  tee tlie Year lswl.  The annual report ot the Minister of  Mines for the year ending December 81,  1897 being an account of mining operations in tbe province of British Columbia  has been received. The report was laid  before the provincial legislature last  week, and oontains a large amount of  interesting and valuable information  regarding the development of the mining industries of tbe province. In the  introduction to his report Mr. W. A.  Carlyle,   provincial   mineralogist says:  In compiling the statistical statement  for 1887, I have been greatly aided by  the clauses in the 'Inspection of Metalliferous Mines Act, 1897,' that make it now  obligatory for mine owners to aend ia a  detailed statement of the production for  the year by 16th ot January, as I am' now  able to present almost perfect returns  for tbe year ending Deoember 81."  Tbe smelter returns for ore shipped in  Deoember are often not received until  February or later, and as the departmental report has to be in press by then  the method adopted ia oompihag statistics is to take the mill and smelter returns received daring the year. Tbe  total production of gold, silver lead and  copper, coal and ooke for all years up to  1896 amounted  to 1112,413,485.    Tbe  production in 1890 was $2,608,803; in  1897 it   amounted to ���������10,465,268, an  increase ot 40 per cent over 1898.  The production of meteta per district  and division is given as follows;  ��������� . ���������P**"10* >*"���������  Barkorrllle  a    82J00 9  Cigbtnlng Creek.  QuMoellemoutb   Kotthlejr Crefk   Total for Cariboo..  Cantor   K~t^.w������t.-  AhuworUi v..  Noteon- .......  Trail Croak   Other Parts   63,000  M.IC9  187.050  WW.  65,000  SS.C30  ���������J.0C0  800.CQO  l������.������w  *1 ���������_  *,oo7,a>  W7.I177  TotalforWMtKootenar.a4.C32.739 16,7es,70B  |     50.840  I  J3.08S  LUlooet t  Yale f  OsoroM | ISI.M0 a   lOM2  SlmUkamoni  9.U0        IS. 100  Yalu.  09,108        OUB0  Total Yale f JWWT8 9 "ww������  Other Districts |     14,000  9      8,380  Grand Total f WMUHS f wSmm  Another table gives the yearly production of placer gold to date as determined  by the returns sent in by the banks and  express oompanies of gold transmitted by  tbem to the minta and from returns sent  in by the gold commissioners and mining  recorders^^JPhe ^placer gpjdjnutputfot  1897 shows a slight deorease from that of  1806, the figures fer the two years being  $544,026 and $513,620, respectively. The  highest prod action from this source was  in 1863, when it reached $3,913,563, in  tbe time ot the great Cariboo excitement.  Tbe coal products for the year amounted to $2,648,562 and of coke to $96,980.  The ooke all comes from tbe coke ovens  at Comor, Vancouver Island and the  bulk was shipped to Kootenay smelters.  With regard to the progress of mining,  Mr. Carlyle says: "Figures speak for  themselves and the tables given show  very clearly the steady and gratifying  growth of the mining industry. The  increase of the output of lode mines from  $1,000,000 iu 1892 to over $7,000,000 in  1897 demands attention. Tbat 1898 will  aee a substantial increase is now assured  from tbe amount ot ore now in sight in  the different districts."  house at Nelson. The accommodation  afforded ia totally inadequate for the  judges, tbe jurors, tbe legal profession  and. tbe publio, and we trust that our  presentment in this matter may bave  due weight with the government  a We bave visited tbe new jail, and  ar* of tbe opinion that the discipline and  nest prevailing therein reflect oredit  oa the warden and bia officers. We  endorse oertain changes and improvements suggested by the warden, instano-  ing:  A change in. the location of the condemned cell.  Tbe drainage of tbe surteee water from  around tbe walls whioh at present renders the basement extremely damp, as  well as sundry other minor changes  suggested by bim.  We do not approve of tbe present system of separate looks ou the cell doom,  which in oaseof Are might well jeopardize the lives of prisoners.  We recommend the adoption of the  usual system of a lever bolt whioh on  an emergency enables all cell doors to be  opened at once.  In connection witb tbe oonrt house,  jail and government property, we would  suggest thst tbe present unsightly fenoe  be removed and tbat tbe ground be  graded and improved to give the property  a decent appearaaoe.  4. Oar attention bas been draw*, lo  tbe present anaafe condition ot tbe government wharf at Nelson, which baa  already caused the loss of several horses  engaged in freighting theron, and ia its  present state is a standing menace to lit*  and property.  5. We trust that no time will be lost te  establishing a land registry offlce ia the  city of Nelson.  6. We would rmpeetf ally reoomraaod  tbat frequent aittings of tbe supreme  court be held io this district, as the im-  portanoe of matters in dispute, in oar  opinion, warrants ancb a course being  adopted.  7. In oonolusion we agree with Tour  Lordship tbat it is a matter of oongrate.  lation tbat ao little crime prevail* in the  dietriot and trust tbat such a satisfactory  state of affair may continue.  His Lordship briefly thanked tbe Orand  Jury for tbeir congratulation* and  assured tbem tbat be would briogtb*  matters mentioned io tbeir presentment  bemi������;tiie ..proper authorities. The  present court hoqse accommodation j* a  matter which calls for special attwaffoav  0-P.R-OFFICIALS  C������riua������.  A rink of Nelson curlers consisting  of Messrs. W. H. Grant, (skip), F. W.  Peters, G. C. Hodge and T. Lillie,  visited Sandon last week to compete  for the Bostock medal, but failed to  bring it home having been defeated by  Wilson's rink in the 14th end. The  Nelson curler's however afterwards  defeated Grimmett's rink by 12 to 4  and Rae's rink from Kaslo by 13 to 0.  The visitors were royally entertained  by the Sandon club,  GRAND JUBY PRESENTMENT.  Hatter* of iMportaaee !��������� be laid Before  the tioveraateat.  Tbe following is a copy of tbe presentment of the Grand Jury at tbe special  assize,   laid   before His Lordsbip  Mr.  Justice Irving on Tuesday afternoon:  To Mb. Jcstice Irving.  The Grand Jurors for the County of  Kootenay present as follows:  1. We congratulat Your Lordship upon  your elevation to the Bench, and trust  that you may long fulfil the duties of  your position.  2. We beg to draw Yoor Lordship's  attention to the condition of tbe court  Tlslt W������1m* em a Tear et taiaccMea-4  ..New ateemer fee Beetensr |*k������.  A party of C.P.C. officials consisting  of Messrs. Wm. Wbyte, manager of  lines weat of Fort William; B. Mar-  pole, superintendent of the Pacific division ; Wm. Cross, matter mechanic,  Winnipeg and H. J. Cambie, resident  engineer, Vancouver, arrived in Nelson on Monday evening and left on  Tuesday for the main line via Kaslo,  Sandon, and Nakusp. Supt. Beasley  accompanied the party as fur as Bevel-  stoke, returning oh Thursday. Mr.  Wbyte was on his semi-annual tour of  inspection of his division and was on  his return from the coast. He found  the road bed of the main line and  branches to be in good condition. The  C. k W. was taken over on the 12th  inst. but the widening of it has not yet  been decided upon. A large passenger  steamer with steel hull will be placed  on Kootenay lake to run between Nelson and the end of the lake, and wilt be  one of the finest on the inland waters.  A large amount of local Improvements will be made in the vicinity of  Nelson during the comidg summer.  Vice-President Shaughnessy will visit the Kootenay about the end of April  when the policy of the company regarding smelters, etc, will be decided  upon.  ORE SHIPMENTS.  aamaMry et Aneaat mt Ore ������������������< sfslle  Ssa������rte������l frsai Ihe Vert et Neltea.  The feature of the week's export of  ore through the port of Nelson for the  past week was the large shipments of  the Idaho mine in the Sloean. The Le  Roi kept up its record With 1380 tons  to the Northport smelter. The Trail  smelter had a clean up of 100 pounds  matte and the Bank of Montreal  shipped $300 of gold dust to Helena.  The following are the figures:  MATTE AND BULLION.  TOSS  Hall Mines (Matte)  IS  OKK  Le Roi mine, Rossland...... :........ 1380  I'ayne Mine, Sloean   240  Queen Bess  5J  Idaho,  Sloean..   2G0  Iron  Mask....    SO  Vancouver Mining Co  20  Total for the week.. 7...     2051  Approximate Value....... .$36,560  TOSS VALDB  Total for March       9049 t 571.919  Total for February       8,678 8*9,138  Total for January       9,500 1.197.189  Total so far for 1898      27,227 2.718.5TS  Total for 1897, via Kevelstolce 719.1M  Total for 1897. port of Nelson 55,271 7,613,311  Lord Salisbury has been forced, owing  to ill health, to retire temporarily from  active work. iSffiftSSaiWSMJi-s:  SKsasssaSiSiSSKSKi  ^5M^^^^S^^^iS^^^^fe3^^~[  THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, JSATURDAY, MARCH 26. rigg.-!  We JHSner.  TIIK MINER is printed on Saturdays, and  will bo mailvtl lon������y address in Canada or  tlie United States for one year on receipt of  two dollars.  Single copies live cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at llic rate of 13 per column inch per month.  ritANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil line first  insertion, and 10 cents per line for each subsequent insertion. Advertisements running  for shorter period than three months are  classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor must  be accompanied by the name and address  of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as evidence of good faith.  THE LAIIEL on your paper shows the date on  which youriuiid up subscription expires.  If in urreari kindly remit and sec that tho  date Is changed, which should be sufficient  receipt..  PRINTING turned out in llrst-rate style at the  shortest notice.  ADOMSSS  the Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON. B. C.  ^  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 28. A. F. te A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month. Visiting brethren invited.  Q. L. Lennox, Secretary,  ���������   I. O. O.  F.    Kootenay Lodge,  No. 16, meets every Monday night,  al theii  Hull, Kootenay sfoet.  Sojourning OddFellowx cordially invited.  WM. IIODSON, Secretory.  NELSON LODGK No. 25, K. of P.,  meets in Castle hall, McDonald block  every Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,  AU visiting knights cordially Invited,  J. J. Malone, C.C.  Geo. P.utntiwiK, K.of It. and S.  NELSON LODOK. I. 0. O. T. Meets in  Castle Hall, MoDouald Block, every Monday  evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars cor-  Jons Tki.ford, Sec'y.  terest in the men theraseves, such ns the  employer has. He has lo keep them  jit least well and in good health or he  (jets no work out of them. The contractor simply looks to working as  niucli profit out of the food supply as  possible. ..The employes are much better off under the Truck System than  thoy would be without it. Possibly  Mr. Kellie seldom visits the mines of  Southern Kootenay or he would have  seen the system working as it should  be worked. At nearly all the principal mines, the men have excellent-  quarters and tho food supplied is a  great deal butter and more abundant  than is found at au average hotel. A  case in point is the Silver King mine.  There is a splendid hoarding house  with meals at all hours to suit all the  different shifts. It is heated by hot air,  lighted by electricity and supplied with  hot and cold water baths and every  luxury. The very best provisions of  all kindsure specially imported. Fish  comes both from the Atlantic and the  Pacific and also from the great lakes.  Every fruit that California can supply  is procured. And for all this the men  pay one dollar a day. There are certainly visitors staying at hotels who  pay higher rates for very little better  accommodations.  If Mr. Kellie can design a bill which  will prevent the abuse of the present  system, he will lie distinctly conferring  a benefit on the country, and ho will  also have accomplished an ondf which,  if we may be permitted to say so, far  cleverer men have sought in vain.  But to abolish the system will lie to do  a lasting injury to men and employers  alike.  THE MAINE ENQUIRY.  NELSONS   QUEEN   NO. 241,  SONS    OF    ENGLAND,  meets  second and fourth Wednesday of  -each month at K. of P. Hall. Mac.  Donald Block,   cor. Vernon and.  ������������������_     Jouephlne streets.   Visiting brelh,  era cordially invited.        K������������?������������7' K������so-..    t  Cius. II. Fabrow, Worthy President.  Secretory.  SATURDAY. MAKCH 20. 1888.  THE NELSON OOURT HOUSE.  The Grand Jury and the Judge seemed unanimous in the condemnation of  the present court house.    Practical  evidence of its wretched acoustic prop  perties was afforded by the necessity  of the Judge coming down from the  bench to sit at the registrar's desk and  the witnesses being taken from the box,  which, is placed just nowhere and seated upon a table usually occupied by  the press,   jpnprevioin occasions the  floor occupied by the general public  used to be covered with sawdust which  at once deadened the sound of shuttling  feet and the splash of the ejected quid.  Ry the decree of our local Solomon,  this protection has lieen removed and  the noise of heavy boots accompanied  by the other filthy sound completely  drowns all attempts nt speech by judge,  lawyers or witnesses.  Apart from this the court is inadequately constructed in many ways. To  begin with it is not huge enough, It  has only one entrance for judge, jury,  public, prisoner and all. There is no  accommodation for witnesses, often  kept waiting for days, and-there is"  only one room for both Grand and  Petit Juries. It was good enough six  or seven years ago, as an improvement  on the time when the only way of holding a prisoner was to handcuff him  round a tree, hut it is not good enough  now.  The report of the committee of inquiry into the wreck of tlie Maine  is by this time in the hands of President McKinley. Probably it will not  be made public until it is laid before  Congress on Monday next. The whole  world is eagerly awaiting its details. A  large section of the U. S. press has already made up its mind on the matter  and has pre-judged the case without  a particle of evidence. It is hardly  necessary to say that the bulk of the  civilized world, also without any evidence, but with strong probabilities to  back it, has come to the conclusion  that the unfortunate Fhip was not  blown up on purpose and with the connivance of the Spanish government.  If it proves to be the cose that the  ship was destroyed by some exterior  cause, the U.S.' could not declare war  without proving that it was the work  of the Spanish government. ��������� No doubt  Spain could be asked to pay a big in-  demnifcy if it^ could be^prpyed that the  explosion was caused by acareless use of  torpedoes, but it would not he a  casus belli. If however the U. S.  wants Cuba, the Maine incident will  help to make a peg to hang some excuse on and with the people in their  present warlike frame of mind the  worst results may follow.  THE TRUCK SYSTEM.  Mr. Kellie has introduced what is  called a ������������������ Truck Act" into the Provincial Legislature. The object of these  * acts is as most of our readers are probably aware, to prevent the costof food,  lodging, etc., supplied by employers  to their workmen being deducted from  the wages of tlie latter. There is no  doubt that the Truck System has been  extensively abused aud it has been  made the means of coining money for  contractors at the expense of the men  they employ. Contracts have actually  >teen taken with no prospect of profit  from the work itself, the contractor  relying entirely on the profits that he  saw his way to make out of the mens':  board and lodging arid from the store  which is usually run in connection  with them. But because the system  has been most mightily abused in some  solitary instances, there is no reason  why it should be abolished. Owing to  ..the roughness .of our .country, it is absolutely necessary that proper acconir  modation should be supplied for the  men upon new railway works, and  at mines far removed from any settlement of any kind '.whatever." Along  the line of the Stickeen river and Teslin lake railway for instance, how can  the men organize the transport of provisions to the various camps that will  be strung along the route? Any in  dividual man has only> temporary in  terest at stake. He may he incapacitated or discharged at any time. He  will be no party to the immense initial  outlay required. The men themselves  cannot form a commissariat of their  own. It is consequently done for them  by contractors.   These  have no   in-  The newspapers are again endeavoring to make war, this time between  England, and France. France it is  said is jealous of the British concessions in Southern China. No doubt  there are' indications that the peace of'  Europe is in a precarious condition.  Never before has the British army re-  ^ived^Ticli^an~a^diti6rT"irOi^ of  peace as it now has. The standing  army is increased by 23,000 men while  the Lords of the Admiralty have between 70 and 80 ships on the stocks  that would form a respectable navy for  any ordinary power. The Times actually says that England has put up too  long with petty snubs. She has given  away too often and the time has  come to put her foot down. These are  not empty words. Yet theQueen herself and Lord Salisbury, her premier,  have put their heads into the lion's  mouth and are basking in the sunshine at the south of Franca.  unhealthy for them and that their particular tricks are not appreciated.  Amongst all the other candidates for  the vacant Chief Justiceship Mr. E.  P. Davis of Vancouver, is a likely winner. We understand tb.it he would  not be unwilling lo accept the position  for which he is eminently fitted.  A bill to prohibit tbe sale of-Sunduy  uewspapers has passed its second read  in? in the House of Commons.  MILLINERY.  A new stock of all the Latest Novelties in Milliiuny has l>een opened by  Miss Buckley in Traves' block, upstairs.  A competent milliner from the east is  in charge.  WILLS'...  Tobaccos  Capstan.   ^ *������  Traveller   ^1  o o o  WHOLESALE  E.A. MORRIS,  Tobacconist, ������ victoria*  Prick List ok Application,  0KESS and MANTLE  MAKING   PRICES REASONABLE  Call at Latimer Street, Third  . House  East, of   Brewery. .  S76 ...   MISS E. FIELD.  Newest Designs of  WALL PAPER  For 1898  Borders ������*4  Ceilings  to Match  THomson Stationery Co.  "     LIMITED. " ������02 .  NELSON.  The present Kootenay Lake General  Hospital is hardly up to the requii e-  ments of the country. In fact the  number and success of the private  establishments throughout the district  are, to a certain extent, evidences of  the incapacity of the central hospital.  There is no doubt tliat a larger hospital built with a modern equipment is  required. Block 48, which has been  hitherto reserved from sale, forms an  excellent site for it, and the government should assist with a grant of say  $10,000. Many miners in Kootenay  who have worked in other countries,  will remember the excellent establishments there provided and Kootenay  will not come put- well in the comparison.  The trial and conviction of Doyle,  the Kuskonook murderer will be a  good lesson to other ruffians of a similar stamp who may be intending to  favor this country with a visit. Ther&  is now a greatdealof railway construction taking place nob far from-the International boundary and there will  be much more in the immediate future.  Railway camps are happy hunting  grounds for toughs of this kind aud  for gamblers, thieves and all the brigand population of the Northwest. We  do not want them on this side of the  line, and if our judges will only do  their duty we can soon teach these gen-1  try that the air of British Columbia is  ftll<MN������ji},  ... AND ...  DRESSMAKING  Mrs. Kempling has just received a  stock of First Class Milmnkby  in all the Latest style*, from London  and  Paris.  ������������������   ���������   ���������   ���������   ���������   ���������  A * OALU * IS * SOLICITED.  Ladies' own material, made .up  nt a very low rate    .  STORE   ON    WARD    STREET  SStyFoniierly occupied by Fern Cigar Store)  Ye Olde  Fashioned..  ENGLISH  GINGER  BEER.  Thorpe & Co., Ld.  rei. eo.'  Vemon.st  KOOTENAY j LAKE   GEN ERA!  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All persons contributing $i.'oo.  per month or $ 10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois. 7  ���������-���������     A. H. CEEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th 1896.  (419) .  . . HOLBROOK & CHASE..  CITY   SCAVENGERS  Are prepared to do all kinds of scavenger work  and ^chimney sweeping.   Orders left  with Kirkpatnck & Wilson  will receive prompt  (821) attention. *.'���������'���������'  HOLBROOK te CHASE.  Nelson. P. 0. Box 189. li  PROFESSIONAL CAKSM.  DKS, HALL & IIAWKKY PHYSICIANS  and Surgeons.   Offlce. Baker St., jonwc  Ward Sti-Nefcon 11. C.   Telephone W,  (MS    '  li. HOLDICH. ASSAYS AND ANA!  lytical Chemist, Hall ���������������! rcet, Nelson. Tpl  rK.   HARKISONi   BARRISTER, :<.������������.-  J.   tury Public. Sloean City. 154  ML. G1UMMETT, LL.a.BARB.ISTKR,  ���������   Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc., Sandon  U. V. - .��������� -t l������4>  E  7������   M. SAND1LANDS. GENERAL AGENT  ���������   Kire  Insurance  aud  Mining  Broker,  Sandon, li. C.  soo  FLETCHER S. ANDREWS, BARRISTER,  Solicitor, etc. Sole Agent for the Can*  dian Kire Iiixuntuce Co. Real Kittate and  Mining proiiertieo for Halo.   Sloean City, ll.C.  (541)  CIOUK. BURNET & CO.,-PROVINCIAL  X and Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engiueors, Nelnon, B. C. Room No. 4, over  ThoiiiHon & Co.'s Book Store. 641  P. C. C.AMUI.K J.!'. FRANCIS J. O'REILLY.  M. lu������l. C.E.   M. Can. Soc. CK. Assoc. M. Inst. C.E.  M. Am. Soc. C.E.   l'.I.S. for H.C. I'.L.S. for B C.  |l.������t������R������s.EiiB. Den.ofl'ub.wk!."     .  Rowland. B.C.  of Canada in B.C.)  Nelson, B.C.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  CIVIL ENGINEER?,      9      0      9  9     PROVINCIAL LAJfD 8UBVKYOR8.  Accountants and General Agents.  Agents Insurance Co. of North America.  NELSON -       (7871        ��������� B. C.  Seeds . . .  Garden  Flower  Lawn Grass  Seeds . . .  We  have a full  Stock of the above  '   , at . :     :    :    :    :  Eastern Prices  CANADA DRUG AIM CO.  831 'LIMITED.  Frwitand.   tdcc������  Ornamental   IKPPd  RosBB, Hoixiks, Rhododendrons,  Grbenhoubh and Bedding Out  PtANTS. Cut Fiowkrb.  Agricultural imp   r , spray pumps, ter-  talizerti, been, and bee supplies,   Most com-  Elate stock in British Columbia. No Agents,  ataiogue free.  Address. '  (802) M.J. HENRY,  - m% Westminster Road. Vtmeemree, IMS.  tot ratcHAW  JPANK OF ittWFAX.  fJVCORJ'ORA TED 1S64.  CAPITAL PAID-UP      -     -      $LHD,00&������  W8T       -     -   .   -     -        U75.00u.00  Hsad Ofsici. HAUPAX. N.������.  T. E- Kenny. Esq., President,  D.  H. DUNCAN, Cashier.  .- Branches and Correspondents in the principal  Cities in the Provinces. United States and  Great Britain, and at Vancouver. Rossland  Nanaimo and Nelnon. B-C.  A general banking business transacted.  Sterling-Bills of Exchange bought and sold.  Letters of credit, etc, negotiated.- Aooounts  and deposits received on most favorable terms.  GEORGE  KVDD.  847  ' Manager Nelson Branch.  It is forth aiofiis  That you can get tho best Life Policy  for the Lowest Premium in....  Ontario  Mutual  It is' one of tlie oldest and  strongest Companies jo Canada,  aud tbe only Canadian Company  which pays 100 per cent, of ita  profits (6 policy holders.  j. E. Enable, ^KnVs^  R. L. DRTJRY,  . o0VINtI MAHAoin.  MILLINERY  Mrs.    McLaughlin   has  just  received   her  Stock of"  Spring  Millinery  in all the  Latest American and. Canadian Styles. :.���������'���������.-���������  The regular opening  will  take place about April ist.  ;  .    ��������� '-.761   '���������-���������''  R  E  O  P  E  N  I  N  Q  After this date Messrs   .   ,  WEST    &     EMERSON'  .    .    WILL FILL NO ORDERS FOB  COAL,   WOOD  OR  LIME  :   :   Unless accompanied by   :   ;   :  SPOT CASH.  Nelson, March 19th, 1888. 884  "ALASKA" Mining Boots.  Design Reg. March, 1896.   Pat. July, 1804.  Ask your dealer to show you the Alaska,  the best mining boot sold���������bar none.  Made of the best materials, thus ensuring best wear, the life of tbe boot is yet  further prolonged by its ,.  Patent Corrugated Edge  This corrugation prevents a scrape or  blow from damaging the boot'proper, a  point every miner will appreciate. Made  with rubber or leather inner and outersole.  Sold by all good outfitters; sec on the  inside of legging the name of boot and  stamp of makers  TH1  CANADIAN RUBBER Co  MONTftBAL, TORONTO, WINNIPEO,  Manufacturers cf Camping Blankets, Air  Pillows, Rubber Cloves, etc., etc.  The  Gem   Blue  Flame Oil   Stove  Made by the Dangler Stove and Manufacturing Co.  CLEVELAND,   OHIO.  Unequalled for  . . . Simplicity, Safety and Convenience . . .  The Gem Blue Flame Oil Stoves are made of the very best  material and with the latest improved machinery. The  Manufacturers are the Patentees of many valuable features  used only on the Gem.      Call  and examine them. :    :  NELSON   HARDWARE   CO.  DEALERS IN  ns,  Hardware, Paints, Oils, Glass, Etc.  We   Spring   Our  Spring Hats  Today. Latest American  (among others J.B.Stetson)  English,  Canadian Blocks  $3.00 and Up  P. O, STOKE  (j������  J. A. GrOiKEJ?,  mm ur.it  v        v  i! goods ){  RUBBER  (S!B  QRQCBRIBS  Meats, Teas, Coffees, Fruits and Vegetables, dried  and canned, and other Groceries. A first class  assortment.  SOLS  AGENTS   IN  KOOTENAY   FOR 783  Okdl   ft   Honl**   Jama,   Pickles.   etc.<^*B*aV  KOOTENAY SUPPLY CO.  XTBXjSOXT.  ���������TMCTLV WHOLKSAXI  We have just unloaded a car of Van*  couver Sugar which we are offering  very cheap.  Besides the iop lb. sks. we have it  in 10 and 20 lb. cotton sks. Very nice  for families.  Our stock is the largest in the city.  Nearly everything bought in car lots and  we can undersell the lowest.  Kindly inspect our goods and get  prices. Always a pleasure to show you  what we have to offer.  5G8  M. Des Brisay% Co.  M     fl      SMITH' ft  rn Biscuit Manufacturers.  ������I������    lli    OIYII 1 XI  IX  LUi    Established 1858.        Victoria, B.C.  Awarded Three Gold Medals and Six Silver Medals at B. C. Exhibitions  Awarded Medal and Diploma at Colonial and Indian Exhibition  London, England, 1896. '  in - ^n������akeJa^������eeU1J*,,*"lt.for the *!������������������������������������. carefully prepared with finest rccetable*  thoLSt?ne^f"* t?rm and l*"**1 in tins- Thl8ta������tt excellentfoSdformining:cwrosanS for-  those taking long journeys.  OttTVacStaMltiathe cheapest and best in theSarlret  %? then������  THIS IS THE LARGEST BISCUIT IACT0EY IN WESTERN CANADA, THE MINER NELSON. B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 189S.  m  laternitioDil Navigation i Tradiig Gtopaiy,  LIMITED.  Kootenay Lake and IIivzb.  -  Summer Card.      Kffective March 15,1898.  South b'nd.  8.8. InteraatUnal.   North b'nd.  Road down ltead up_  Train Lvs 1.00 p.m. Sandon 10.60 a.m. Train Ar  ���������'     Ar 3.45   ������������������'    Kaslo    800   "���������        "    l.v  Boat Lvs 5.45 a.m.   Kaslo   8.10 p.m. Boat Ar  tt4ft " Alnsworlh 7.10  "  7.15 " Pilot, Bay  6.30  ���������'  7.45 "    Balfour .6.00  " ". '  ftuu "  5 Mile Pt. 5.10  " "  " 0.45"     Nelson     4.45   "  Train Ar 12.58 p.m. Northport 1.00 " Train Lvs  ISO "   Kowiland   1100 noon      "  ���������'        G.40"   Spokane   8.00 a.m.        "  Sandon-Kaslo train dally. Boat and Spokane train daily except Sunday.  ������.a. Alberta. /"    '" ���������'*-._  ''  Train Lvs 100 p.m. Snndon 10.50 a.m. Train Ar  Ar -3.4.1 "     Kiwlo    8.00. '���������        "  Lrs  Boat Lvs  ������.(������ "     Kaslo    MO "      BoatAr  "        11.20 " Alnnworth 11.40 p.m.      "  7.<0 ���������*. Pilot Bay 11.00 "  10.00 " Kuskanook 8.00 "  12.110 " Goat Hlver H.OO ������������������  l.flua.m. Bound'y 5.00 "  Knat Ar    8.00 " llonnors Ky 2.00 "   Uont Lvs  Train Lvs 11.40 "  lira Ferry I.I* "   Train Ar  3.(5"   Spoksnu   7.00a.m.    "Lvs  8andon-Kaslo train daily.   Boat loaves Kaslo  for above   points Tqesdays and   tJaturdays.  Kcturnlng on Wednesdays and Sundays;  Meals and bur; lis not included.  Passengers on 8. H, International from Nelson, Spokane, -etc., for points on Kootenay  Lake south of Pilot Hoy. will oouuect at that  point with the &S. Alberta.  l^ssengers for Nelson via S.S, Alberta, from  points south of PilorBay can by arrangement  with purser have siop-ovor at Pilot Bay or  Ainswortb, or connect wlih S.S. International  t Kaslo. ,  The company's steamers connect Kootenay  Lake and Sloean points with all points in the  United State* and Canada, by way of Spokane  and Kootenay Itiver.  Tickets sold and baggage chocked to all  points by pursers on Hteamcra or at our office.  O. ALKXANDEIl, Gen. Mgr.  P. O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.  FURS  A .;  ;. ^������������������������--  w  JAS.McMILLAN&CO.i  EXPORTEM AND IMMttTEBt.  200-212 rmtr AVK. NORTH.  rVIINNCAPOLIt,   MINM.  Bmeb: ss wnart it, VICTORIA, i. C.  J. A. BROWNK.MAMMati:   *  ttrMlfMBMta SollcHti. Write far Clrtalar.'fal  Spokane Falls Sl  Northern RY  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  The only all rail route without change  of eara between Nelson and Boaaland and  Spokane and Boasland.  (Daily Exoept Snnday)   .  Lea?a 9.20 a.m. NELSON Arm 5.35 p-m.  ���������'   IMS M  BOSSLD   "    255  ������  "    8.00am.SPOKANE  "   6.40p.m.  Passengers for Kettle Itiver and Boundary Creek, connect nt Marcus with Stag*  Daily.  courou t westoin ar.  Schedule  EFFECTIVE   MONDAY NOV.   22,   1897.  Have  You   Tried  Smoking:   Tobacco?  Do-you Want Timet- Do yon want talct  Do you want to trade Praiwf  Doyou want to trade Faa������rCaitmf  Do you want anything in the Printing JCachln  ery llnef If so write to  TOB0XTO TYPE FwUNMV f.  ������8������    ,   Me Vardeva at., Vaaeenver, B.C.  WBSTBOUND  P. If.    I'.M.    P.M.  XABTBOUNU ,  I'.M.    T.M.    !".������.  No. 3 No. 4 No.������  No. 5 No. 3 No. 1  .1:45 9:00.. BOBSON... 8:CU S:30  5.00    2:00    10:00...Tit AIL... 7:00   12:55    1:15  3:15    11:15.ROSSLAND.C*IO 12.-00 m.  No's. 1 and 2 connect with C. P. R. main Una  steamers, and trains to and from Nelson at  Robson.  No's. 3 and 4 are local trains between Trail  and ltoasland.  No's. 5 and 6 arc local trains between Trail  and Ilobson. No. C connects with train No. 4  from Rossland.  All truing daily.  P, P. OUTEUUS, Gen. Supt  ATLANTIC  Steamship Janes  Gallia���������Beaver Line   Lake Wiunipeg���������Beaver  IFroin St. John.   Mar. 23  Line. 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Arrive 3.50 p.m.  "     3.15 p.m.  "    2.15 p.m.  2.00 p.m.  "   . 1.48 p.m.  "     1.33 pm.  ��������� ���������'. -  141p.m.  ���������������������������     1.12 p.m.  Leave  LOO p.m.  COPELAND.  Superintendent.  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  JUIIW  and SOO -PACIFIC LINE  JOBSE^OBBOTO  To all Eastern and European  Points.  To Pacific Coast and Transpacific Points.. _  To the Rich and active Mining  Districts of Klondike and the  Yukon. '������������������-���������  New Tourist Car Service  Daily to St. Paul. r  Daily; (except Monday) to Eastern Canadian and U.S. Points.  Tickets  issued through and Baggage checked to destination.  WHEN  . . .. GOING EAST  Use a first class line in traveling between  Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago, and  the principal towns In Central AVisconsiu*  Pullman Palace Sleeping and Chair Cars in  Service .   :     ... . . ������������������'"  The Dining Cars are operated id the interest of  its patrons, the most elegant service ever  inaugurated.   Meals arc served a la. Carte.  To obtain first class service your ticket should  read via        . . . .������������������-.-  * THE WISCONSIN     *  * CENTRAL LINES     *  Direct connections at Chicago and Milwaukee  for all Eastern points. .       "���������.,        .  For full information call on your nearest ticket  agent, or write        . . . .  Jas. A. Clock.      jot       Jas. C. Pond,  General Agent, General Pass. Agent  246 Stark Street. Milwaukee. Wis.  Portland, Ore.  DAILY TRAm.  To Rossland and Main   Line points.  8.40 p tn.-Leaves-XELSON���������Arriv������e-10.30 p,m  Kaotraay lake-KMl* B*������te.  Str. Kokanbe  Except Sunday. Except Sunday.  4  p.m.���������Leaves���������NELSON���������Arrives-11  a.m.  Calling at way ports in both directions.  Koeteaay Kirer Koate.  .   Stb. Nelso.v;  Mon.Wcd.Fri. Mon, Wed. Fri.  " a. m.���������Leaves���������NKLSON-Arrives���������8.30 p. m.  Runs to Kuskanook (formerly Armstrong's  Landing) calling at way ports and makes close  connections at Pilot Bay with Steamer Koka-  neo. Steamer may make additional trips pro-  yided business offers,        -  Trains lo and h-oni Slacan CI4y, taaslaa  and Sloean  Lake  Points.  (Sundays Excepted)  0 a. m.���������Leaves���������NELSON���������Arrives-  2.20 p. m.  Ascertain Pbesent  Reduced Hates East  and full information   by  addressing nearest  local agent, or GEO. S. BEER, City Ticket I  Agent, Nelson, '  W.F.ANDERSON, E.J.COYLE.  Trar. Pass. Agent,      Diat Pass. Agent.  Nelson. "Vanoouver.  | STB1N&E 1DTEMTUBE  ������ 3B OF 3E  i JOAN ARCHER \  BY GF.UALUINE BONNER.  Joan Archer was of an adventurous  temperament. This she had inherited  from her father, nn African explorer of  ������o:ne fame, who had died of a jungle  teier when hie only ohlld was ten yean  old. Joan'e mother, who In her turn had  been the daughter of a sea captain, had  died a few yean later, and the orphan  had taken up her residence la the dull  and InaproverUhed home of a maternal  uncle.  Here the grew np lo a monotonous  ������������������elusion, with no outlet for those seething and vigorous longings for movement  and adventure save such as oould be  found iu the perusal of books of travel  and romance. Books wen Indeed the sole  recreation of this fettered and repining  spirit. Dreams had ones been; but as  Joan advanced toward twenty and then  passed It, she be^an to realise tbe iron  power that the conventionalities exercise  over the destinies of handsome young  females of orphaned condition, whom  custom has ordained shall be neither  navigators, explorers, nor pioneers.  Beading became Joan's principal plea-  sun and occupation. Her undo, a kindly  man who was fond of her, gave her a  ticket to a large library, and thither she  constantly. npalred,and spent many happy  houn hunting out transanal of exciting  travel, also novels of darkly Intricate'  plot enlivened by an affluence of adventurous incident.  Joani Archer's home was In an old and  forgotten quarter ot New York, far down  town. To reach the library without unnecessary expenditure of time, she had  studied out a series of short outs which  greatly diminished the distance and led  her through still, old streets, when  many houses wen to let, and the passers-  by wen few To the romance-gorged  spirit of the young girl, girding for ever  against the colorless monotony of her  environment, these glimpses, of the older  city, with hen and then tlie nliefofa  quaintly pillared portioo or a narrow  window, Issuing In pointed abruptness  from a sloping, shingled roof, wen a  source of meditative gratification. The  least deviation in facade or roof from the  city's angular architectun set her mind  at work In building round this nucleus  a wondrous structure of romance.  There was one house in especial whioh  attracted her. Then was a secret, do-  sorted air about this dwelling which immediately set her to work speculating.  The house was one of a street that, a  block or two farther on, stopped short at  a dreary little park given over to nursemaids and sparrows. The buildings on  either side of it wen vacant. The papers  announcing this fact had been up ever  since Joan had first passed that way. It  was an ordinary, faded, wooden house,  with a strip of dismantled, unkept garden at one si4e. hf idway across this gar.  den, shutting out all view of the rear,  ran a board fence, nearly seven feet high,  with a door, always close shut, In the  middle of it.  Mast people passing this insignificant  structure would have swept It with an  Indifferent glance, and, setting it down  for an old house long vacant, have passed  on. But tbe curious and Investigating  ���������ye of the observant Joan was struck by  the fact tbat, notwithstanding It* air of  dusty desertion, It was inhabited. She  bad once seen a woman enter It, and  several times bad noticed smoke Issuing  from the chimney. She had also nmarked  that twioe an upper window had been  open. But the lower windows were invariably olose-velled; ;bjr dust-grimed  shutters, the hasps of which wan rusty.  Why should people so desire to make the  house tbey occupied ap>ear deserted?  Then was mystery about tho place. Joan  ���������oented it and grew all alert and deeply  observant.   '  One of ber keenest ambitions in nla-  Uon to this seontlve dwelling was to  look Into the garden behind the high  fence, above whioh roes the branches of  black, leafless trees. If the front of the  bause told no tales/in the garden sbs  might catch a glimpse of the silent and  surreptitious Inhabitants who lived their  hidden lives behind the impenetrable  mask of those dreary walls.  But this it seemed was not to bo realized. From the library, which, fronting  on the adjacent street, nn up quite close  to the rear boundaries of the garden, and  should have commanded at least a part  of It from some of Its. windows, then  was nothing to be seen but a high brick  wall, the coping covered with broken  glass> It was evident tbat the dwellers  In tbe close-shuttend and silent house  desired to keep themselves secured from  espial. The can with which they preserved their Invisibility was to Joan  matter for much speculation. Like all  people of active mind and energetic temperament who an Insufficiently occupied,  she had dwelt so continuously on the  subject uppermost In her mind, that it  Msumed the proportions ot a fixed Idea.  It was towards the gray close et a February afternoon that Joan achieved the  object of ber ambitions. She was in a  retired section of the library, on alcove  at tbe far end. By the fading light, entering in feeble pallor through the long,  narrow window, she saw on the top shelf  a volume of La Perouse's Reports. Hastily arranging the Udder, she mounted.  The book was on the last shelf; to reach  lt she was forced to ascend to the highest  step of the ladder. Hen, turning to place  her hand on the window-frame, she saw  something that made her heart suddenly  seem to contract and then beat high. On  her lofty perch, lifted far above the door,  she could look through the fan-light  above tbe window, over tbe angle of the  brick wall, Into the garden beyond.  She forgot her book, and motionless in  the exhilaration of the discovery, stood  and gazed. The piece of ground was, for  a city house quite large and planted with  several now leafless trees. The house had  undoubtedly been once the home of people of wealth and pretension, for in this  neglected and dismantled garden there  wen traces of old flower-beds anil walks  outlined by shells and under one of the  trees stood a rusty, broken-lipped fountain basin. AH was now overgrown by  withered weeds and a tangle of sera  wintry grass.  Here, safe from espial, the dwellers In  the house no longer hid the sign of their  habitation. In the lower windows stood  cooking utensils and pieces of crockery  ware. A checked dishcloth, falling in  stiff downward scoops, hung on a currant bush. And near the back door  stocd a pile of debris���������several boxes and  tome packing canes, roughly broken open,  on which among bits of tlu, rolls of win,  Write for Klondike-folder and Map.  glass jars and a saucepan or two, lay  what looked like a disembowelled clock.  The spy was gazing in the still unsatisfied ardor of her curiosity, when the door  giving on the garden was opened, and  two people emerged apparently engaged  IU earnest conversation. They were a  man and a woman. Joan instantly recognized the latter as tbe woman she had  seen enter the house some weoks before.  She was a stout, middle-aged'person, of  a deeply rosy countenance and nil exceedingly respectable appearance Indeed, she  resembled a sturdy Scotch cook who  might be expected to make excellent Yorkshlro pudding and delectable  soones. This suggestion was further enhanced by tbe fact that she won a voluminous blue checked apron, on which  as she talked, she absently wiped her  Urge red hands.  Her companion, on the contrary, had  quite the appearance of a person of condition, being a young man under thirty,  of a alight and graceful figure, on which  his loosely hanging olothes set with a  sort of oanless elegance. There was nn  Sir of Irritated weariness in hlsinanner.u  look of veiled dejection in his glunce,  which lent to his appearanco a suggestion  of moody and Imperious ennui. Yet in  the Interview silently passing under  Joan's eyes then was nothing to lead her  to think that thto was a master Instructing a servant. Both the speakers seemed  on an equality. The man listened with  nspectful and silent attention while the  woman discoursed, her blunt red fingers  resting on his arm. The conversation  concluded, they re-entered the house; and  Joan, Urge-eyed, and now witb her adventurous spirit all agog, descended tbe  Udder and hurried home.  After this stealthy survey of the garden  and the Interview that had passed then,  Joan Aroher fell entirely under the sway  of her fixed idea. She was now positive  that the house concealed a mystery. This  thought possessed for her an unspeakable fascination. All her unemployed  moments wen given over to the enthrall-  ing occupation of speculating on the  alluring theme. She dreamed of it at  night. She kept the house under close  and secret watch, but without further  discoveries. To enter it, to unveil the  mystery, to satisfy ��������� the curiosity that  ravaged her inmost soul, became the  dearest ambition of her life.  Her visits to the library were now  undertaken solely for the purpose of surreptitiously surveying the garden. From  her perch on the top of the ladder she  eagerly scanned that dreary enclosure,^  studying every detail, seeking for some  due to the occupation and identity of the  dwellen in this sedulously guarded seclusion. One day her ocular explorations  wen rewarded by the discovery of what  was evidently a name written along the  side of one of the broken packing-cases.  The letters wen too small to be deciphered from her post of observation.  But on her next visit she brought her  uncle's field glass, and through this she  managed to read them. They spelled  "Agastbon Markewltz." Even this name  in its bizarre fonlgnness suggested mystery to Joan. It perpetually haunted ber,  still further inflaming her interest and  curiosity.   7  Late one afternoon, as she returned  front her customary walk to tbe library,  this curiosity had reached a point of importunate persistence that was hardly to  be resisted. The spirit of enterprise and  exploration that had descended to her  from her adventurous forobears asserted,  its sway with insistent demands for  recognition. Joan felt the sun must not  nt till she had pressed her investigations  forward toward some solution of the  mystery.  As she slowly, intensely pondering,  wended her way through the sparsely  peopled streets toward the object other  reverie, her meditations wen suddenly  cUrifled by a flash of Illuminating light.  Like most really good ideas, It was commendable for its absolute simplicity. She  would ring the bell and demand if  Agasthon Markewltz dwelt herein. By so  doing she would at least raise some of  the spirts of the dwelling, and would  probably be vouchsafed a glimpse into  the jealously guarded Interior, with the  possibility in tbe background tbat remarkable and unusual occurrences might  .always develop. As to the reason of her  appearance, she could easily explain that  by^ftering^fotjalei^spmo. i tickets Jor^a,  church bazaar that her uncle had given  her to dispose of to the librarian aud his  assistants.  As soon as this thought unfolded  itself in ber brain Joan experienced that  delightful sensation of cool, high exhilaration which comes to daring spirits  while engaged in dangerous and exciting  exploits.  She quickened her pace, arranged her  hat oii her closely braided hair, and  patted her thin veil into place over her  charming face, to which suppressed excitement lent a faint and becoming color.  As she approached the houso she could  hardly help smiling as she thought of the  audacity of her intrusion.  It was a late afternoon of a February  day, gray, still and sharpened with an  edge of frost. As Joan walked smartly  along the almost deserted sidewalk her  breath rose before her in a little film of  smoke and froze in a round moist patch  on her veik When she turned' into the  gate of the silent shuttered house, she  was inwardly agitated by little thrills of  expectation, but experienced no sensation ot fear. With an unfaltering hand  she pulled the small wrought-irnn handta  which protruded from the middle of the  door.  The jangling note of the bell sounded  weirdly within. There was a short period  of silence, then she heard footsteps advancing, evidently down a hall.  A bolt was shot, a key turned, and the  door opened a hand's breadth. Through  this aperture the person who had responded to her summons was revealed���������  a gaunt, spare man with a yellow skin,  long, unkempt hair and beard, and ex  ccedlngly brilliant brown eyes. He looked  scowllngly but curiously nt her. Joan had  never seen him before; but, masking the  sudden expanding sense of surprise that  threatened to show itself in her face, she  said politely:���������  "Does Mr. Agasthon Markewltz live  here?" '  For answer the aperture was suddenly  widened, the man, laying a hand on her  wrist, drew her In, shut the door, bolted  and locked it, all with tho most breathless and startling celerity. Then, turning  in the dim light of the hall, and fixing  on her a deep and scrutinizing gaze, he  said abruptly, "You're nearly three-  quarters of an hour too early."  The hall in which they stood was narrow, badly lit, and dirty. The walls,  which had once been papered with a  yellow-and-blue limitation of panelling,  were stripped bare in places, and presented la.rge, ragged sections of dirty white,  like "long leprous scars, Tho place smelt  close and mouldy.  Still favoring  her  with    a    cartons  glance, which, while it was closely investigating, was yet not rude, her companion threw open a door to the right,  and motioning her to enter called over  her shoulder to some unseen , person  within.  "Here she Is. She's a good deal too  early, but I suppose It desn't matter."  The room Into which Joan now entered  had evidently once been the parlor of the  residence, and' show<Ml traces of Its fine  beginnings in the white and gold paper  on the walls, the carved marble mantel,  and a long gilt chandelier that depended  In tarnished glory from the celling. It  was now neglected, dirty, and almost  empty, giving one the Impression that its  occupation was of the most fleeting and  temporary kind. There were a few chairs  standing about, a packing-case and a  trunk in a corner, an old sofa, its covering worn threadbare, and a table littered  with papers, letters und newspniiers.  Sitting at this table, a pen in his hand,  whs the limn Joan had seen In the garden.  He turned in his chair as she entered,  and glanced at her with a quick but  penetrating .look. Then rising, he said,  in n tone of cold enquiry, "Aren't you'a  little too early r"  The rising Inflection 'demanded a  reply. JoanTwno had realized immediately that she had been mistaken for  somebody else, had also felt by some incomprehensible chill foreboding tbat her  position was precarious. There was not a  drop of coward blood In her veins, but  some dim sense of danger warned her  to be alert and careful, for by her own  recklessness she had placed herself in a  position which was at least singular and  perhaps menacing. She experienced no  terror or bewilderment; the sense of  danger even gave her an accession of  that still, high-strung self-command and  penetrative clearness of brain which are  alone possessed by the absolutely fearless.  Standing with her hand on the back  of a chair, she said simply, "Yes, I am  too early, but I thought it better to be  on the safe side."  As she completed the sentence her eyes  tell on an ordinary nickel-plated clock  on the mantel, which showed the hour  to be a quarter before five. The, person  for whom she was mistaken was, then,  due at half-past five. She must manage  to quit the house before that time, or be  more uncomfortably placed than she  liked to contemplate.  Her companion, still standing and still  eyeing her, moved backward a few stops,  then called through an- open doorway  into a room beyond," Martha.she's come."  "I know. It; Deacon's just told me,"  answered a female voice. "I'll be then  directly."  There was a sound of heavy footsteps  creaking over loose boards and a rattling  of tin. Through the open doorway Joan  could catch an oblique glimpse of a table,  covered with a quantity of small tools  and mechanical appliances, which looked  like the work-table of a clock or watchmaker. At one sido of it, standing on  some tin cans and wide-mouthed glass  jars, was a travelling bag of dnrk alligator skin. Her glam-e was on this when  the young man said, with an air of  polite Indifference, "Sit down. You don't  want to tin yourself. Martha and Deacon will be here in a minute. Then, as  she obeyed, "How is Alexander?"  "He's very well," answered Joan. "He  looks quite himself."  Her breath rose In a little quick gasp  of relief, and then was caught again as  two people entered from the room beyond.  These were the man who bad opened the  door tor her, and who she surmised was  the Deacon just referred-to, and the  woman she had seen in the garden. They  entered silently, without greetings, and,  standing behind tfcl chair Into which  the y.ounger man bad thrown himself,  proceeded to eye Joan .with an open  scrutiny of singular earnestness and  fixity. It was the woman who said at  length, slowly without envy or admiration, and as though stating a deleterious  fact, "She's pretty." "'���������"  "Yes," said the younger man, with  discontened emphasis: "she is pretty."  . "Alexander said something about  that,'' said tbe man designated as Deacon.  "It's such an unfortunate defect in  Alexander that he seems to be unable to  see force and capabilities in women unless they happen to be good-looking. It's  his one defectr'-saldthe���������younger^manr  speaking with languid* bitterness.  " You are well dressed too," said Deacon, now addressing Joan���������"too well  dressed. Did not Alexander tell you that  it was necessary of all things, to he Inconspicuous?"  "Yes," assented Joan; ' but I thought  I was." I  The younger man clicked  his  tongue !  against his palate   with   an  imputient  sound, and rapped Irritably on the   table  with the handle of a pen.  "But if I'm not,' said Joan, with unshaken composure, "I've brought a veil  that I can tic over my head, and so render myself entirely Inconspicuous."  This seemed to somewhat allay the Irritation and uneasiness of the trio.  Only the younger man murmured, still  chafing, "It would have been infinitely  better if she had been ugly in the beginning."  "Of course you understand," said Deacon, "the full, the extreme importance of  this mission?"  Joan lowered her head In silent assent.  "You know that Alexander, one of  our most brilliant and highly trusted  agents, has selected you, after months of  search through all the branches of our  order. You know that he has said that  you possess nerve, courage, indexible  resolution, and immovable determination. He has said that you are heart r.ud  soul with us in our great work, that  your enthusiasm for those noble reforms  we hope to'institute was white hot."  "It is," breathed'Joan in a low voice,  her eyes on tbe floor. A strange quietude,  a sort of still, momentous suspension of  motion seemed to pervade the watching  trio. For a moment they seemed to gup-  press their breathing. Then the younger  man said in a hushed voice, "You fully  realize tbe gigantic importance of tonight's work?*'  Joan again made an inclination of assent with her head. Her throat felt dry.  "That it is the culmination of years of  endeavor? That where we have failed  before, we will to-night emblazon our  meaning on the face of tho world���������furrow  it deep for all posterity to see? That you  are the instrument in tbe hands of fate  to mould tho destiny of unborn thousands? I would have been happy to have  died afterward if I could have taken your  place. But it was not to be. There are  members of the force that know us all.  The risk was too great."  "She knows all that," said the woman,  Interrupting with abrupt impatience.  "Now, of course, Alexander gave yo^a  full instructions of how he thought you'd  better go? I suggested a cab���������walk to  Union Square and take a cab, and just  drive quietly up there."  "Alexander's plan was better,'  Deacon. "To go bythe elevated road. A  lady with a bag in her hand enters th*  Grand Central-depot iroin the elevated  train, loiters up % the platform, and seta  her bag down on a pile of baggage on  one side of the platform; then loiters  away again as though looking for some  one. Qiva yourself from seven to live  minutes to get down Fourth avenue. If  you leave the depot at eight minutes  past six you will have plenty of time.  The clockwork Is set for a quarter past  six. By twenty minutes past the work  will be done���������the work will be done I"  Again the peculiar breathless hush,  the strained and expectant alienee, fell  on them. It was broken by the younger  man saying In a low voice, "Yours is a  great destiny. Your name Is Victoria.  l.*t us hope It is typical of your success  this evening."  Joan murmured a consent with Una  that she felt Wi*re paling.  "Would you like to see itr" asked Dea-  oon. "It's all ready. Take care of a concussion, that's all. There Is not the least  danger of explosion by concussion; The  dynamite Is mixed with a small percentage of oamphor, and Is Insensible to  shock. It explodes by means of a detonating, cap composed of mercury, fulminate.  But a blow may put the clock attachment out, so be careful how you; carry  it."  He went into the inner room and returned with the bag Joan had saen on  tho table. It was the largest size usually  carried by a lady, and was of a neat  and modest make. He : opened it and  looked in. Joan stole a glance at the  clock. It was now a few minutes past  five. The woman whom she had supplanted would arrive within the next  halt hour. -The critical nature other  position added a crystal clearness of perception to her strained senses, and strung  every nerve to tingling alertness.  As she made a forward movement to  look at the bag, the woman, who had  been leaning agnlnst a corner of tbe  table, said suddenly, "You don't look at  all like an Italian."  This remark, delivered with a note of  discontent, was ' of so unexpected and  disturbing a nature that Joan, for the  first time, became flurried.  "I���������I���������always thought I did," she  stammered.  Deacon, who had been bending over  the bag, turned and looked at her with  an expression of arrested attention'and  apprehensive query. The younger man,  again drumming impatiently with hia  pen bundle, ejaculated wearily. "Oh,  never mind. What does it matter whether  she looks foreign or not, if she feels and  understands? I3ut I wish to heaven," he  sold moodily, staring at the young girL  "Alexander would not always select his  emissaries from such young women, who  look, who look���������" He broke oft impatiently, turned- his head with a sharp,  annoyed movement, and renewed his tapping with the ]ien handle.  "If I am to be there before a quarter  past six," said Joan, speaking calmly. In  her desperation,"! think I had better gel  ready. I will render myself as inconspicuous as possible by tying a veil over WT  head. But," she said, looking questionably about the room, "I want a looking  glass."  This simple request caused the seated  man to throw back his head and burst  , Into harsh, unpluusant laughter. The  woman, with it gesture to Joan, crossed  the room, opened the door, and indicating a flight or stairs |n the dreary perspective of the hall, said, "At the top  you'll find a room where there Is a claa*.  Go-up."  Jonn ascended,' groping her way in the  dim light, pushed open a door at the top  of the flight and found herself In a miserable bedroom. There was nothing In  this scrdld and impoverished apartment  but a narrow, iron bedstead, a cbalr, a  table und a w������slistand over which hung  n cracked looking glass. Opposite the  door there was a window with one shutter closed.  To noiselessly unclasp this and look  out wus Joan's first action. The dusk  had already fallen, dark and heavy, and  lights were yellowing the windows of  houses in the rear. The evening was still  and bitter cold. In the dismal garden below, through the limbs of the denuded  trees, Joan could see the high brick  walls withtheirglass-strewn copings.    _ ~  There was uot nn inhabited building  which commanded the garden as IsoUted  In its unviewed privacy as the grounds  of a lonely country cottage. The vacant  houses on either side gazed at it With  their boarded windows, looking In their  blank darkness like the sightless eyes of  the blind. On the lot directly back ot It  stood the blackened scaffolding of a half  burnt house, a skeleton silhouette  against the faint gray sky. On the wall  below the window a rude ladder was  nailed, offering a hasty mode of exit to  the dwellers in this gruesome tenement.  For Joan this was useless. Should escape  from thu houso be possible, tbe lofty  brick walls which surrounded the garden  offered insurmountable obstacles to he/  safe and expeditious flight.  A glanco at her watch showed ber that  thu 11 mo had come when she must act  promptly, and without wasting the valuable moments in reflection. The perils  incident upon her freakish action were  closing in upon Iter. It was now nearly  ten minutes past fi*i. Within tho nest  twenty minutes hf- imposture would be  discovered, and what the consequence^ of  this would be she hardly dared to contemplate.  Tying her veil over her head, she stole  to thti stairs, and was nearly half way  down when the voices of the three associates conversing in the unrestricted  tones of perfect confidence fell on her  ears. She paused, her fingers on the stair  rail, to listen. They were discussing the  mission upon which she was bound, and  tho sentences that she overheard supplied  the missing links !n the chain. She had  been mistaken for an Italian woman  named Victoria, chosen and sent bv one  of tho heads of the order. The bag she  was to bear to tho Grand Central Depot  was to carry death to hundreds, especially to some unnamed and exalted personage, who, together with a party of  friends, was'to arrive on a special train  at the exact hour for which the clock of  the Infernal machine was set. Drawing  her veil about her face with trembling  hands, she rapidly descended the stairs,  and entering tha room, said abruptly,  "Come, I must hurry. It is nearly a  quarter past five, and I want to walk  slowly, for if I hurry, carrying that  heavy bag, I shali get out of breath and ���������  may attract attention."  "Quite right," said Deacon, handing  her tho bag, "take care not to bump it  ngainst anything. Remember.it will stop  the clock." ������������������'.'"'  She seized the handle, and murmuring  some incoherent words cf-farewell,moved  toward the door.  They followed her out to the hall. The  two men   were   pale, but   the  woman'* . ^������&������&^&i&&u%  K-������^\&ZctgVUZ3&^������r$&JX>X^i}&>.-!)l  THE MINER. NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 189!  face, 1 lu'iiincited by the little lamp held  . . ..lv 1..1111I, retained its ruddy color and  fcurd placidity of expression. As Deacon  drew the bolt the younger man said,- In  a low mid slightly roughened voice,  "Good luck to you. Keep perfectly cool.  If you give j ourself six or eight minutes,  It will bo uncugh. Get down towards the  res;ivoir, or u block down Fourth  avenue, ami you will bo perfectly safe."  "Kuiiseinbur," said Deacon,holding the  door handle nnd speaking iu a whisper,  "tho third j lutforin. There will be two  bugs, a vali.-c and n bird-cage. Put it on  the cage. Everything Is O. K., tho special exactly on time There will be no  hitch this time."  "All right. Let me go. I don't want  to hurry," sho whispered in return,  thrust her fingers through the crack of  the opening door, pulled It wide enough  to slide through, and beard lt snap and  the kt-y grate in the lock behind her.  It was almost dark now, and the air  was still and cleiir with frost.  Down tho length of the street a corner  lamp cut Into the darkness with its semicircle cf golden radiance. From the long  lines of houses that fronted so gloomily  on the sidewalk only occasional shafts of  Hunt broke in splinters from between  closily drawn blinds.  Jean, the bag partly hidden under her  long military cape, passed down the  street with a light and furtive step.  Three people, two men and a woman,  brushed by her before she reached the  corner. But, ongroAed with the perils of  her own situation, she did not .vouchsafe  them a look. Her agony to escape from  the houso of the dynamiters had been so  intense that it had crowded all other sen-  tuitions into the background. Now, at  liberty, hurrying along the lamplit street  with her gruesome luggage In her hand,  she was faced by tho appalling nature of  her position and the reallzaton of the  necessity for immediate action.  . Sho might appeal to the police. But  this would involve her own arrest, possibly some difficulty in proving her own  guiltlessness, newspaper notoriety, a  scandal, a sensation with herself as heroine'. That would bo her last resource. A  thousand times better, if possible, to rid  herself of her horrible burdwn without  assistance or consultation. If she could  cross town, gain the North River, nnd  from ono of the docks on the water front  drop the bag into the water, all would be  well. She did not shrink before the hazard of such an excursion. The greater  danger hod banished all lesser ones from  her bold and energetic mind. The main  question was one of time. Sho would be  able to make West street and the docks  in the next half-hour, and the clockwork being set for a quarter past six  would have that fifteen minutes to offset  against possible delays. As for the contents of the bag, she- knew nothing of  its workings or mechanism. Seeing that  the street before her was deserted, she  stopped under a lamp, raised the bag,  and leaning her ear against it, heard a  steady muffled ticking. As she lowered  it her heart leaped up and stood still, for  a hand,.light but firm, was laid upon  her shoulder. v.-.^-,..-^;--..-.-:;-;..-. -;--���������-; --.  She wheeled round with a broken  gasp, and was confronted by a woman,  who stared at her with fierce inqulsitive-  ness, she appeared to be somewhere between twenty-five and thirty years of age,  and was handsome in a bold, dramatic  style, with a sallow skin,, shadowy  brown hair, and superb ��������� lum|nous?|eyes  with dark circles below them and dark  lids. Still keeping her hand 00- Joan's  shoulder, she said" hoarsely, with an  enunciation tbat was rendered striking  by a slight foreign accent:���������   :  "I've caught you! Tbey told me you  had gone. How are you and Alexander  going to account to me for this?"  ' ��������� Ask Alexander, not me,'' said Joan.  " 'Ask Alexander!" " repeated the  other In a deep voice shaken by emotion.  "I will ask Alexander so much and so  many times that Alexander will wish  both he and I were dead. But I will ask  you, too."  "I donlt know anything about it,"  said Joan. "It's Alexander's affair, not  mine."  "But  it's   my  affair, too," cried the  other, who seemed to be laboring  under  some powerful excitement,  which  shook  her voice and burned in her  fierce  eyes,  "it's very much my affair. Why did Alex-  -=ander choose you to  supplant me?^Why  did he select some one else for my work?  This trust was nrfne.   Alexander gave ic  to me witb words and promises too sacred  for any ears but his  and .mine;   and   I  come to execute it, and find a stranger in  my place, a raw recruit of  our  order, a  girl with no experience  entrusted   to do  my work, tbe work I   have, pledged my  life to, the solemn trust that I alone was  supposed to be called for.. I'll kill him for  this." ��������� .    '" -<���������  She put her fingers inside her collar  unci pulled it out from her neck with an  angry wrench. She was livid and suffocating with rage and excitement.  "All this is not my fault," said Joan,  in scared defence, so dazed by this sudden vision of throttling passion that for  the moment she forgot the bag and Its  contents.        .   -  "Would ho have been false to his promise to me and to his mission if you had  uot beguiled him? Would ho have ditfed  to admit you to our order, to let you  know its secrets, to toll you the' whereabouts of Markewltz. to give you such  work r.s this to do, if ho had not been  MTiiyod by tlie wiles fit the miserable  coquetry practised by the ompty creatures  of your kind? .bet mo see you," sho cried,  breaking off suddenly, and making a  snatch at .loan's veil, toro it off, took her  by the chin, and turning her face up to  the light, gazed at her with lowering in-  tentness.  At'the first glance a sort of tremulous-  ness passed over her face; then dropping  har band.s, she said with passionate scorn:  ' You'ro only a fool. And it's for a fool  like you that he breaks his word and his  honor, and treats me in a way���������in a  way.���������-* * ��������� Did yon coax and cajole him  to let you do this work of mine?"  "No, indeed I did not!" exclaimed  Joan.  "He'll regret it." cried the other savagely. "I am a Roman. My name is Victoria. I don't forget, and I can hate like  n Roman."  "P.ut," cried Joan, rousing   from   the  Buddeu lethargy of fright.that., had, for a  "moment, benumbed   her   faculties, "the  bag���������the bag!"  The woman, glaring at her, did not  seem to hear.  "And for such a soft-faced fool as you!  I tell yonr" she said, changing her tone,  "I have no runcour against you. Fools  and children are not held responsible for  tbe h'iirni they do. But Alexander, so  high in our order, so great n figure, a  man almost knelt to, chosen to sway the  destinies of mankind���������to choose you, "that  any child could see- was unfitted for such  a task, and to dupe me! Oh!" she uttered the sound through her closed teeth  With the fury of a baffled animal.  "The bag!" cried Joan again. "Do you  want us both to be killed?   The bag!"  S'-ie lifted it up and shook it In the  wo .nan's face. Her fierce dilated eyes fell  upon it.-.. She started sharply, gave Joan  a piercing look, almost terrified in its  keen intensity, and said, " You're right.  I was almost forgetting. I don't know  what I am doing. The cause first, everything else second. I have fallen almost  ns low as Alexander." Shu put her hand  to her head as if to try and concentrate  her thoughts, then gave a little laugh  and said, "You seem u better member of  the oi-iler than I. How much time havo  wc?"  As if in answer to this question, the  singia note of the half-hour boomed  solemnly from a clock tower nearby.  "Oivo 3110 tho bag," said Victoria.  Though her chest still heaved like a sea  after storm, sho had evidently power to  force her own passions asido. For u  moment she roomed to meditate in  frowning abstraction, then, taking Joan's  arm, she raid shortly, "Come on," and  moved forward at u rapid pace.  "Where aro you going?" nskod Joan,  ,us they hastened down the darkling,  deserted street. .-������  "Where nm I going?" repeated the  other, giving her ft side glancj of sharp  surprise.   "To the depot, of course."  .loan breathed an incoherent monosyllable.  "We can take the Sixth Avenue Elevated two blocks below here. It will get  us to Forty-second Street nt about six.  We can walk over in from five to eight  minutes, leave the bag, and get a block  down Fourth Avenue before the quarter.  But wc must hurry."  She tightened her grasp on Joan's  wrist and hurried onward with a long,  swinging step.  And now, for the first time since the  beginning of her strange adventure, a  feeling of terror pervaded Joan. A sense  of the futility of resistance, of helplessness, stupefied her hitherto alert and  lively spirit.  Her companion, though evidently believing her a new recruit of the dynamiters' band, seemed to have some intuition of this, for she held her arm with  an iron grasp, and bore the young girl's  limp form onward with the force of her  own resolute inarch.  A block was traversed In silence. At'  the next crossing they would emergolnto  more populous streets, where the glare  of show windows, illuminated the pavement with a searching light. Already the  wayfarers had grown more numerous,  and through the lamp-pierced darkness,  so clear nnd thin, with its clarifying ingredients of frost, they could see tlie  shadowy Hitting figures passing over the  crossing at the end of the block..  A last expansion of desperate courage  rose in Joan. Suddenly raising her voice,  which seemed hoarse and hollow she  said, "I don't want to go with you. I  don't want to leave the bag.  cri the, und I don't want to be  inal."  The other, tightening her bold on  Joan'* arm, said softly, .."So���������so���������I knew  it! I saw it in your face at the firtft  glance. Ohj, Alexander���������fool, fool; fool!"  "I was the fool," cried  Joan   despairingly ;;"Iwas'the fool, to   ever  consent  to such it tlilng:as this! To bo murdered,  ^soyoungj. so���������so4-Oh,7 what can I do: to'.  save them?''  v^Go;on," said Victoria, smiling;"You  amuso me, mid I shall take such pleasure  ;,'in ^telling all   this   to   Alexander,   und  showing him how   truo   and   sound  his  judgment-Is.-.'.'  " But, oh, listen, listen II! Implored  Joan, speakingr in thick, , breathless  volpe, ','��������� harafrrtlliia k of the horror of it!  Think of the homes you leave desolate!"  "In such great causes as ours the inr  dividual is nothing. We survey humanity  in the mass. We benefit it in the mass���������  with drastic measures,-it is true. Come,  hurry!   We are nearly there."  "But, oh, listen, listen!" Joan, speaking in a thick, breathless voice, and  hangkig heavily on her com minion's arm.  "Don~t go! Don't do it! Cross town with  me, and let us throw the bag into the  river. Come, we have time. Come, ti ink  of the crime we arc about to commit. Oh,-  for heaven's sake, have some humanity  in you, and come!" > ,  They hud turned tbe corner into the  brightly-lit thoroughfare. The passers-by  jostled against them on the pavement. A  block farther"  lt  is   a  a  crim  en . they saw the pagoda-  liko roof and winding stairs of the Ele-  vated Station. Victoria, turning as they  walked, responded to the Impassioned  appeal of her compan'on by fixing upon  her a glance menacing, icy, and almost  hypnotic in Its immovable penetration.  Keeping her awesome eyes Upon the  young girl's face, she said in an extremely low, inward voice, "My dear young  woman, if you raise your voice like that  again, or make the slightest noise, or  attract attention in any way, I will kill  you on this street in one moment without' the slightest hesitation or compunction, and in the quietest way In the  world."  She kept her eyes on Joan for a moment or two, quelling the last spasms of  her revolt. The young girl, her heart  seeming to shrivel in her breast, her face  whitened to an ushencd pallor, shrank  away, and, dragged forward by her liury  companion,' reached the foot of the stairs  to the station.  'I hey ascended rapidly, Victoria with  one hand carrying the bug curefully in  front of her, and with tlie other keeping  an unflinching grip on Joan's wrist, w;.o  stumbled up behind her.'As-thvy ascended, keeping to one side to avoid tho  stream of descending passengers, Joan  experienced a sudden, weird sensation of  unreality, of isolation in the midst of her  surrounding's. It was as if the fibres of  communication that mode her one with  the rest of the world were .disrupted.  She appeared to be moving in a" dream,  her face upturned, watching the descending passengers as they crowded down the  stairs with the light of the lamps en  their down-looking wearied faces. The  feeling of the strong, muscular hand  clinched about her wrist was even faintly  unreal.  Then, at the top of the stairs, hustled  by many' passengers, dazed by the clashing of the gates, and the guands' and  gatemen's harsh cries, bewildered by the  dazzling burst of crude yellow light that  flashed In her eyes from head lights and  lamps backed by reflectors, she felt herself drawn forcibly onward and pressed  in the crowd against Victoria's back.  Here, her lips almost against the Italian's  ears; she breathed, with all her agonized  soul in the words, "Oh turn back, turn  back! If you value your immortal soul,  turn back!"  They were so closely crowded they  could not move. Victoria, her body  motionless, turned her. head, and let  Joan, at a close view, look into the  burning depths of her tigerish eyes. Her  teeth Were set, and she too was pale, but  she said nothing.  With a  surge of the  impatient crowd  they were almost oarried on the train,  and quickly secured two seats on tho  right hand side. Here Victoria, placing  the bag carefully between them, and still  keeping her hold on Joan, settled- herself comfortably and looked about hor  with an appearance of languidly catholic  interest. Tlie train was densely crowded,  and no one noticed them save one or  two of the passengers standing directly in  front of ti em, hanging limply to the  straps. These, themselves tired out, regarded with only a passing interest the  pallid young girl who leaned back  agninst the window-frame with an air of  flaccid exhaustion.  As the train drew out of tho Thirty-  third street station Victoria leant forward and looked at the clock In the Dime  Savings Bank. "Seven minutes to six,"  she said in Joan's ear, "we havo no time  to lose."  Joan, roused by the remark, started  uneasily like a disturbed! sleeper. Then,  her vacantly moving eyes falling on a  rent in her skirt, she mechanically bent  over it to study it closer. Her cheek almost touched the sido of the bag, from  which she again heard issuing the  muffled, regulnr ticking.  The platform and stairs of Forty-second  street station were almost deserted.  Down below silvery gray, spotted with  opaque circles of lamplight, lay the little  park sleeping in the shining'frost, nil it<  baro black trees stretching. ,up their  arms, etched against the sptirlcllngs of  the frost, into the still starlight. The  street; as they hastened down, the stairs,  looked gray and cold, and each hurrying  wayfarer, the women with muffs-, raised  to their faces, the men with upturned  coat collars, breathed forth a little cloud  of smoke. ���������;  It was now six o'clock. In Joan's daaed  brain one thought���������tho uselessnesS of  resistance���������had been repeating itself-with''  baleful insistence since she hod boarded  the train. There was no possible'escape.  In fifteen minutes the hour of Fate would  be registered. There was not the slightest hope of averting; the catastrophe;  Some pleasant party, now just entering  the outskirts of the -city, laughing as  they made ready for their exit from  the train, were rushing on to their doom,,  which two women, breathless and pallid,  were carrying forward to meet them with  the stealth and speed of assassins.   -  As this thought flashed through Joan's  overwrought brain, a sudden blind rush  of fury swept over her���������a despairing rage  against the Fate that had thus made her  nn instrument of death, and, uttering a  smothered, inarticulate cry, she turned,  and with her one free hand made a grasping lunge across Victoria's body .for the  bag. But the other seemed prepared for.  attack. With the dexterious lightness of  an athlete, she sprang back, thrusting  the bag behind her. In the suddenness of  the action one end of the receptacle  struck sharply on the stone wall of the  reservoir, In the shadow of which'- they  had been walking. But in the momentary  struggle neither noticed this; Joan,  under the grip of that Iron hand and the  compelling power of those mesmeric eyes,  being only sensible of the cowering subsidence of her brief outbreak of revolt.  They crossed Fifth Avenue in panting  silence, and walked rapidly down Forty-  second street toward the great bulk of  the depot.- As they approached, both, by  a common,impulse raised their eyes to  the clock tower. The hands marked five'  minutes past six.  Victoria quickened her.pace a triflo  and cast a sidelong glance at her companion. Joan, numb in the horror of her  torpid helplessness, seemed again to have  lost all sense of reality. -She felt, sick  und weak; and, as they entered the arch  of the great building,1 > was only hazily  conscious of being jostled by the crowd,  and heard with a dim indistinctness that  seemed to be tapering off to nothingness,  the noises of the depot���������the scraping of  many feet on the pavement, the <crashcSi  of falling luggage," the reverberant rolling  of trunks, the cries of hack-drivers and  expressmen, the thick, panting' gasps of  the engines uneasily backing and advancing, all seeming to roll, about. with o  hollow resonance in the airy concave of  the vast arched roof. --'7"7  In the glare of the lights Victoria, for.  a moment, seemed to hesitate, spying up  and down with an air of mildly foolish  indecision. Then she moved. forward  quickly, her arm linked in Joan's, passed  two of the long platforms branching out  like fingers between the rails, and turned  down the third.  There were baggagemen and railway  employes about, and a few scattered Individuals lounging up and down, evidently waiting for the incoming special,  now almost due. Midway up the length  of the platform stood a little pile of  hand luggage���������two bags, a valise, and,  surmounting these,, a bird cage. This  part of the building was but faintly Illuminated, und a long reach of the platform  was void of occupants. -  Victoria paused in her loitering walk  to bend down and peer at the bird fluttering In its gilded cage. Addressing it  with some words of appropriate folly, she  placed her own bag on the corner of the  valise beside it. Then, straightening herself, she turned to Joan, and saying carelessly "Let's go on," turned and retraced  her steps down the platform.  As they advanced, the round face of  the clock stared at them with its ghastly  announcement���������ten minutes past six I I  The people about showed, by a sudden I  accession of movement und expectation j  in their figure and faces, that the special I  was due. From nil parts of the station j  they began to hasten toward the platform j  that the two women were leaving. ]  A feeling almost of insensibility had  now crept over Joan. She felt. frozen,  and was speechless. Forced onward by  the resolutely propelling arm qf Victoria,  she seemed to be flitting with dreamlike  case over the boarding and cement, and  then felt the uneven cobbles under her.  feet, and the dry, icy air on her face.  The one gleam of consciousness left to her  was the realization that the hard  rhythmic beats that struck her arm were  the pulsations of Victoria's heart, which  seemed as if it would break its way  through her side with its frantic throbbing.  They crossed the street under the noses  of car horses, and the wheels of carriages,"  g lined the pavement, and then, with one  backward look at the clock tower, Victoria, clutching her companion's arm,  broke into a gait that was almost a run.  This lasted hardly more than half a  block, when, trembling and breathless,  they stopped and clinging to the iron  fence of a vacant house, turned and surveyed the depot.  There was brilliancy and radiance of  light about its base and an endless movement and energy of life expressed in: tho  tides of humanity that seem to beat  around its walls. Lifted above this seething existence, the white-trimmed towers  stood out sharply against a star-spotted  sky of electric blue. In one of them the  clock turned its impassive  face upon the  fugitives; the black, slender hands marking one mlnuto before the qu.irter   hourv  Neither of the watchers sp>ke. Their  eyes, glued to the clock, were glassy and  rigidly-staring. Tho minute hand could  not be seen to move, yet npidly advanced. It wns only a.fraction above the  quarter now, there was but a thin knife-  edge of light between its point and the  figure. Then it closed over this, and the  point lay level on the first figure of tho  HI.  With tho roar of the city around them  they noted only an awful and breathless  silence. They seemed to be standing on  11 pinnacle in spaoo. The hour had come.  From Victoria's lips the breath issued in  broken gasps. Sho held the fence with  her freo hand, and her eyes, fixed upon  the clock, were awesome us the eyes of a  sleep walker.  The hand lying upon the figure III  moved slowly across it, reluctantly left it.  The same kuifc-edgo of light broke out  between the descending point and the  last figure of tlie III. The quarter hour  wus marked; had passed. The white  trimmed tower stood tranquilly against  the background of star-spotted sky.  The hand descended with lingering deliberation, slowly traversing the spaoo  between III and HU. The roar of the  city rose louder, suddenly augmented by  thu rattling of "numerous hacks which  clattered away in every direction from  the entrance of the depot.  The moving hand lay on the figure HU  when a strange cry, the cry of a furious  wild animal,'broke'from Victoria. For  the first time in that grim companionship sho dropped Joan's arm, and with  her hands fallen clenched by her sides,  turned her white face up to the stars.  In that pale light it looked like the faoe  of some savage goddess of the blood-red  past, deprived of her human tribute.  Staring up, she cried through her closed  teeth, "Failed! Failed! Failed! On the  threshold of success, in the very moment  of victory, and after years of endeavor  and ������ lifetime of hope! Failed."  In the turbulence of' her passion' she  had completely forgotten Joan; who stood  stupiiled, gazing' at this face graven in  lines of.horror.and despair., The .awful-,  ness of it held her captive, and she looked  like one of those7 who,; seeing Medusa,  become stone.  Then, into tho. circle ��������� of . silence that  encompassed them, a hack clattering  with insistent noisiness over the cobbles,  broke un abrupt, clamorous entrance. It  turned a corner, and. went jolting and  lurching away. , Tho spell was broken.  Joan gave one stealthy look at her companion, seized her skirt in both hands,  nnd, wheeling' suddenly ran���������ran as she  never run before-rran as only one could  run. with such a memory at their heels,  and such a fear to speed their flying feet  ���������ran down deserted byways and'echoing  thoroughfares, onward, through tho lamp-  lit night to safety and home.���������Pall Mall  Magazine.  Vr. >'aii������ei>!>i Reception In Paris.  Up to now the French . Geographical  Society has only meant to mo a lugubrious looking .building . iu the Faubourg  St. Germain^ hung about with glazed  charts.  This however, Is the luminous impression that suddenly .burst upon . my mind'  ������Atew evenings ago in connection with  the words^"Geographh������l_Spciety".:���������.,;'...  The enonnbus Salie"des' Fetes of' tbe  Trocadero   was    blazing   with   electric  lights, with tier rising upon tier of seats  packed   with   human .beings. ...People,  blocked the aisles arid hung oaf by "their:  eyebrows,iand up! to^land; 10;o!clock7..ft*.  evening dress and women In light toilets  were thronarlng the corridors of the pal--  ace entrance,' only to. be turned away.,-..,  ^On the platform was a long table covered with green  cloth, at which,,.at half.  ^past 8 o'clock/the following gentlemen  took their places: The Norwegian minister, wearing a .broad   red   ribbon, with;  orders,   M.    Duo;   M.   Ram baud,     the  French miuister   of , public   instruction;  M. Melihe, the president of   the oounoil,  a lieutenant in uniform, representing the  president of the republic7 Adinlral, Bes-  nard. minister of the  navy;   M.liebon,  minister of the colonies;   Prince d'Aren-  burg; Prince Roland  Bonaparte, and in  the cento Dr.' Nan sen, wearing the broad  red ribbon of  the Order of St. Olaf  and  the collar and  cross of  chevalier of   the  Legion d'Honneur, presented to him four  hours before by President Faure.  Opposite, in the. presidential box, was  Mme. Felix Faure, with Mma, Nansen  at her right,and Mile. Boiling, Dr. Nan-  sen's half sister, who lives in Paris, at  her left, and as Nansen rose with that  vast uudlence made up of tho French  Bcientlfio world, the celebrities of arts  and letters, the tout Paris of the boulevards arid salons before him, to address  them in Frehch-^j lariguagej wbloh he  does not know���������I- think he must have  felt that a journey, to the north pole.'was  but a summer, outing compared with the  difficulties of the task ahead of him.���������  Harper's Weekly! ; :    ��������� -:  When Money W������������ Plentiful.  The conductor was In a reminiscent  mood. "Speaking of hard times," he  said, "the present financial stringency  contrasts strongly with the great abundance of money circulated in this city during the Centennial year. At that time I  was ,011 the Glrard Avenue line, arid, I  never saW money so plentiful. Why,  people would get on, my car, hand me a  scrip note, which were then In use, and  walk up' front without evor asking for  their-change. 7 They didn't want any. It  was a common thing for us conductors to  be handed a dollar note and told to keep  the change. .1. know two conductors on  this line who bought houses wnh the  money saved that year.  " But let me tell you of a strange thing  that happened on one of my trips. An  old gentleman, escorting several ladies,  boarded my car and got seats up front.  A few! minutes later the car was jammed  60 thnfc I couldn't move and had to collect fares as the. people came out.  " Well, when we arrived at the bridge,  the old gentleman arid his party got out.  Asthey did so he handed ,me a bill folded up with the remark, 'Kenp the  change.' I thanked him, and shoved the  note as it was into my pocket, thinking  that it was a dollar MIL Imagine my  surprise when at the end of the trip I  looked at what . he had given me and  found it to be a $100-bill. To this day I  don't know whether ho gave me the  note Intentionally or by mistake. I  watched for the old gentleman as long as  the exhibition lasted and looked in the  paper for an advertisement, but I saw  neither. What did I do with the bill?  Why, about a year later my little, girl  died, andl used it to pay her funeral expenses. If the old gentleman Is still  alive, he may rest assured that his note  was a godsend to me."���������Philadelphia  Record. '   '  DOORS, SASHES and TUKNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION GUAHANTEEP.  PRICES REASONABLE. ��������� r  THOS. GRAY  B. C.       s  Pelton Water Motor  Is bo superior to all ot hern at- regards strength.  durnWlity, economy of water, in fuct. In all that  const it uti'H a High Class Watkh Motoh, as to  admit of no comparison, adapted to every variety  of service and made of sines varying from the  fraction of one to 100 horsepower,  ltecent scientific tests made at the Michigan  univur.-ity in connoctien with several oilier motor*,  claimed to lie the best on the market, showed 45  percent higher efficiency in favor of the Pelton,  whiln the relative cost per H. P. to buv was only  one-third to one halt that of others. Water companies de������iring to make the most of their water  supply should discriminate in favor of the Pelton  Une of these motors is now running presses of  The Minkk. where it may be seen in operation,  Write for circulars.  a.   The Pelton Water Wheel Co.  121123 Main St.  San Fhancisco, Cau  IHOQBPORATED  107O.  Hudson s Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell the best Flour.  We do not make claims, but only ask  the favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to be the best value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAT COMPANY  BAKER STREET NELSON, B. C  Thos. Dunn $ Co.,I/ci.  DEALERS IN  0  IINBBSV BUCISMITHS' AND MIU BUPPUB?  |ti* A*9 *WVt !���������������������,        IMS*������ft' Pima.        W4* AKV ������UWT ������TWU  r   NIXKBa'MtOVetA WIW ROW*. tMXIU* KOVtM,  IWUMITi: n*T. MB faW.  ������   ���������   ���������  ^ Write for Quotation* Cable Address. "Dunn."  ('33) ^      Vj^.3srGOTJ-\rze3^, 3. o.  OVER SEVENTY YEARS'  ESTABLISHED  REPUTATION.  HEAVE'S FOOD  IN   1-IH. PATENT AIR-TIGHT TINS.  XXTlNSJVStY WSJ2P ON THE wiwwT CAMPS OF AUSTRALIA  ana In S00T������ AFWCA.  A Urge Amount of Nourishment irt o Portable Form.  .'.'V'XOUrtt KEEP Indefinitely,  ������������������ Contains all the elements of food in an  easily digested  form:���������Dr. Gordon Staih.es, M.D..  R.N.  ���������%-'Tkts Food may be used with advantage by persons of all  ages."���������Sir Chas. A. Cameron, 'M.D.  JOSIAH R. NEAYE 4 CO., Manufictmers, FORDIKGBRIDGE, England.  A FULL UNE OF  TO  Just received at the  POST OFFICE OIGrAE STOBE,    ���������    S. J. MIGHTON  DRINKS  Telephone 31.  -A-NELSON 80DA WATER  FACTORY-*-  All kinds of Carbonated Waters. Orders delivered promptly.  ������29 ���������-1������-   O.   B02C   88   Porcelain coins were  current In Siam.  for a long  time  J. Squire  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and 5PRINQ GOODS  TWEEDS,   SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  $25^00 AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.     so  B.C. THE MINER NELSON, B G, SATURDAY. MARCH 26, 1898.  UNI  SIDEWALKS WANTED.  BVERAL NEW SIDEWALKS ASKED  FOB BUT NOT GRAFTED.  em m Pcrnimi-  he 4'Hy t'aunrll t'lgnrlag  cut Pavement for Baker Street.  ���������Bylaw* CauMered.  [At the regular meetiug of the city  puncil held oa Monday afternoon there  ere present Mayor Houston, Aldermen  atzel, Gilker, Malone nnd Hillyer.  [The city engineer presented a long  ���������port as to the cost of different kinds of  jrmaoent pavement for Baker ; street.  Ispbalt is acknowledged to be the best  Td ii>coming into general use in thelarger  ���������ties-bat its high coat renders it not  Ivisable for a smiiU city like Nelson,  (acadam is in ase in a large number of  ties and could be constructed for about  per yard. The cost of paving Baker  jreet would be about $2000 per block,  [discussion on the question of. ways and  cans followed after whioh the report  i received and filed.  The oity engineer's report on proposed  adings and improvements on Water  ���������eet, providing for a 16 foot roadway;  oavation of about 2750 oubie yards of  tterial; estimated ooat to be about  50 was received and tenders for the  irk authorized to be called, to be in by  Dnday, March 28.  Petitions were received from O. A.  [inter and 15 others asking for a side,  ilk on Ward street to Mill street; from  '. Symonds and seven others for a aide  ilk on Kootenay street from Baker to  otoria street and west on Victoria; from  mes McPnee and 20 others for the  lening up and grading of Mill street  io council agreed that the work is  Iviaable but decided to deter action for  ip'preaen^:>-v.,, .,_.,rt!:;...,..,.,..,,,. v.;.\7..,  The oity! clerk of Kamloops .wrote  fcipg the support of the Nelson oity  rancil in the matter of securing certain  nendments to the Liquor Lioenee Act  slating to drunkenness. Action was  eferred until next meeting of council.  A opmmunioation waa received from  |r. Arthur, secretary of the I.O.O.P  Hiding and Investment company, ask-  ���������g permission to place the material  loavated from (tbe .foundation of their  Iw ball on Baker street, west of Stanley  leet. It was .decided to allow tbe  liuest and that in future all material  on jroblio streets by private part-  i be levelled at tbe city's expense.  Pbe finance committee recommended  yment to Noel & Thompson of ������546.20  jaooountof Ward street contract, and  [W. Kennel of 8J22.05 for hospital cess-  mail service three tidies a week^frbim  Nelson to, Kuskonook and a weekly  service with Moyie City, connecting  there with the Fort Steele mail.  3y-law 28, defining the fire limits of  oity and defining the style and  [terial of buildings to be ereoted tbere-  Iwas re-oonsidered and finally passed.  V-law No. 26, to provide for sewer  Ineotious wae laid over for re-con-  eration.  ������n motion of Aid. Hillyer, seconded  {Aid. Gilker, it was resolved that all,  ties having buildings oo streets or  |ya be notified to remove same before  ' 1st.   Council adjourned.  - Kxtra-PravUelal Ceaapaaiea.  (rboistbations)  French Creek Mining Co. Capital  $200,000 in $10 shares. Head office,  Milwaukee, U.S. Arthur T. M. Spragge  Revelatoke, attorney.  Stoneleigh Mining Co. Capital, fl,-  000,000 in $10 shares. Head offloe, Milwaukee, U.S. Arthur G. M. Spagge,  Bevelstoke, attorney.  (mgknsbs)  British America Corporation. Capital  ������1.500,000 iu ������1 shares. Head office in  England. Hou. Charles Herbert Mackintosh, Iioasland, attorney.  Mining- News.  The shaft on the Sovereign mine on  Lookout mountain is down 48 feet Tbe  tunnel is in 110 feet.  Marcus l)aly, tbe well known Montana  mining man, has contributed $15,000 to  aid the State of Montana in making a  creditable mineral exhibit at the Trans*  Mississippi Exposition.  The work on tbe double compartment  of the* Galena Farm in the Sloean district is to be resumed, and an extra force  of men will shortly be engaged.  It is stated that the sum of $125 will  fully cover tbe expense of repairing the  damage done on the Noble Five tramway  by the recent snow slide..  The Queen Bees is reported to be looking splendid. Tbe ore which is being  shipped is taken out in development  work.  A body of rich ore has been struck in  tbe Deer Park near Rossland at tbe 200  foot level. The paystreak is 22 inches  wide and shows values in silver gold and  copper aggregating $500.  The Payne mine in the Sloean is at  present working a force of 70 men. As  soon as tbe regular water supply is available, the foroe will be largely increased.  Geo. Alexander ot Kaslo bas purchased the Fall Hand and Show Down mining claims on Goat mountain in the Goat  river mining division.  Tbe final payment of $200,000 by the  Britisb^merioa Corporation of tbe purchase price of tbe Colombia and Kootenay mine was made in Chicago on  day.  Tbe Cauadian Pacific Exploration  company are said to bave enough ore  blocked out at the Porto Rico property  near Ymir to last tbem two years. It if  tbe intentton of tbe company to erect a  concentrator as soon as tbe snow goes off  tbe hills.  Ross Thompson of Rossland bas made  extensive purchases of claims in tbe  vicinity of Republic on tbe reservation.  The War Eagle Mining company ot  Rossland bas purchased ������ controlling  interest ot 613,000 shares in tbe Mcmits  mine, on Red mountain on tbe basis of  12J oenta per share.  hands were engaged in ��������� pouring water on  the roof and they soon had it under control. How it was extinguished is a mystery but it is certain bad tbe men not  aotocTprompUy and heroically the whole  block would have been burned down.  The fire waa entirely oonfined to Mr.  Campbell's store, and bis stock has been  seriously damaged by tbe water.  Ymir, March 25.~<Speoia))-Mr. j. F.  Bourne, barrister at law, has opened an  offlce in town.  A very successful danoe and sapper  was given by Mr. Crittenden of the Ross  bouse on Wednesday evening. The  danoe was held io the new Forresters  ball on First Avenue. Tbe newly completed hall was ks-ef ally decorated witb  flags and bunting. Sapper was served in  tbe dining room of tbe Ross bouse at 12  p. m. and the tables presented a very  inviting appearance. There was a large  attendance and it was a grand success.  Mr. and Mrs. Crittenden deserve the  highest praise for the success of the  entertainment  There was a heavy fall of snow on  Wednesday night About ten inokes  fell at Summit and Hall. At Salmo a  gale of wind accompanied the snow.  salsa* IteaM.  Mr. D. Barrett, who bas been living  in Salmo all winter bas opened a general  store iu view of tbe, expected trade tbia  spring.  Badness hss been pisotically at a  standstill sll winter bat the good properties around Salmo and Sheep creek  make the people very Hopeful of a good  trade this summer.  J.   HARRIS & Co.  OALQARY, ALTA.  WHOLESALE DEALERS IN  OATS ������ and 2 HAY  Car lots Supplied on Short Notice.  Cereeememaemte Htilelied. 834  J.O. PATENAUDE  OPTIOIAN A  WATCHMAKER  Eyes tented for Astigmatism.  All   kinds of  fine watch and clock  Repairing. "  SATtsrACTNM CiAMAOTEE* or MwMBY  BCMIKDBft. SM  MINES EXAMINED  AN'D REPORTED OX BT  M. CHAD BOURN  E. G.  PRIOR & CO., LDLTY.  ESTABLISHED IN  1859.  Corner of Government & Johnston Streets, Victoria.  Mining Supplies  sizes,  F.  Twe������ty yoara' experience in uitaing.  Thorougl  1 Columbia.  718  Waat an Expert Bmtr em Mekel.  Premier Leaner was waited on at  Ottawa last week by a delegation of  Ontario business men who urged that an  export duty be placed on nickel ores and  matte. It was pointed out tbat tbe  development of the niokel steel business  would open up the whole of Northwestern Ontsrio. While making no definite  promises, the premier stated that If it  could be shown that Canada controls the  niokel deposits of the world to the extent claimed one great obstacle to tbe  imposition of an export, duty would be  removed.  It is reported that the relations between  Japan and China are improving.  The Hale bouse in Butte,-Montana,  was destroyed by fire on Monday and  Satur-1 twenty-five men lost tbeir lives.  Tbe Newfoundland government has  determined to foroe tbe British and  French authorities into settling tbe  French claims to fishing along tbe shores.  ���������re no consideration is named In transfers  nominal stun of It in to be understood.  YWR90T&3.  knowledge of mines of British  Terms Reasonable.  NELSON, B. O.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING * REAL. ESTATE BROKER  INSVSUNCb an* ���������������������������  CVMUSSMMT AttBRT.  VICTORIA ST.,  ���������14  NELSON. B. O,  W. J. Q. DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AQENT,  MINING BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  ZTBLSOir, B. O.     [SSS]  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provinciate*  Land Surveyor.  649 NELSON, B. C.  JOHN HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Omox:  NELSON   AMI)   BOSSLAND. B. 0.  140  Q. D. CURTIS  W .wVIWTOw|l������wN������'IH������wl"Tw������e.  Notice of AypUcstioq For Ugwr Uttm.  3^AIUC NOTICE that I. Mrs. 8. K, Manuel.  .-   wfft applr te the Gold Commissioner of  , estK<ioteaar,B.d., thirty dnji after date,  for a ImwNt toseSllkmor wjetartUt my hotel.  Dated at Kakusp. 8. C this Mnd flay of  February, IMS. tat ,  FROFJSRTY FOR SAX-IS.  bhi8-  14en Treasure-Malcolm Mclntyro to  |k Granthan, J, 8300.  1 Hepe-PavldWUsoa to IL S Wilson, ).  I Hope-John McDonald to W S Wilson, }  erial-Hugli M Billings to James Ander-  lh21-  Ikon 9-20, Cordova 9-20, Galena !, Monarch  tllowstone i-Albert Bennett to Thomas  Belt. ;  prcuce-C II Burnett, jr. to J K Rersterer,  fhjy-C. H. "Burnett, jr. to J R Roisterer, i,  ping-ton���������J K Jackson and John A Finch  British Columbia Exploration  Company,  lied.  Ih 22-  Itle Billie. Black Hawk-W II Harris-to  fKvcrson.  elph, Clark, ArlnonaBoy���������Waljer Blanch-  > Joraph B Dsbney, ''    ,.._...  kht3-  Icon-James G Kldwell to T F Rourke and  I Straight, i.  pk Out���������Louis Ouellette to E DBrownSiSOO.  L Eagle���������Chan Northridge to Spencer Sand-  fch21-  fimitt. Grubstake���������J Hamilton Douglas  IL Goldberg to Thomas Lacombe, 518, Si  NEW LOCATIONS.  Kelsonv  iehI6-    .,  blten���������T J King, n side Porcupine creek,  Rxtenuate, formerly John L.  khii��������� :���������': :���������'.���������.  vennite-D O'Hara, U miles from lower  |w lake, adj Lucky Jackson,  hgford���������WTeniiy, wside:n fork Salmon  ' 12 nUles n of Erie.  Eh22-'    :-'���������  |lIowstone���������W Fenny, w side n fork Salmon  ���������,adj Nancy C.  bU2a-   '  bkof Time���������W CoOney, 3 miles up Deer  L adj Ethel.  .   Kaakowiok Te������t Office.  ost offlce Inspector Fletcher visited  skqnook last Friday and made ar-  jemehts for the opening of a post  Ice at the new town .at the end of  , lake early in April. Thepostmaet-.  bill be A. Hoyt and there will be a  Iwfertitl** mews *������������������*������ Wrem *lie Wvaly  ���������jtisris Creek Nlalug ������*������������������������������  %wit, B. C, Karon 23.���������{Special Correspondence)���������On Monday morning Pick  Piamond was removed to BpokatMLwbere  be was taken to tbe hospital tie bas  been in weak besltb nil winter and last  week bod an acute attack of hemorrhage  ot tbe lungs wbieb left bim so weak as to  necessitate bis being taken to a drier  olimate.  ymir is making preparations for a big  trade this spring. First Avenue is building up rapidly sod promises to be tbe.  principal part of tbe town. Two large  buildings have been put up and will be  occupied this week. Mr. Sesoey of tbe  Salmon'; Supply stores is leaving tbe old  town and will occupy the balf of tbe  Sanderson Hardware company's building  while Messrs. Atkinson, chemist, and  Baoom, tinamitb, will occupy tbe other  building. Sam Miller ia building a  hotel on First Avenue, which will be  opened shortly, and very soon tbe north  end of First Avenue will be all built up  and tbe business oonoeotrated in tbe new  part of the town.  On Monday night considerable excitement was'occasioned by'the alarm of Are  in the old town, and it wa s intensified by  the hillsides reflecting the blaze, while  showers of sparks rose above tbe trees.  It was found however to be a log cabin  occupied by four miners. The cabin was  vacated about half-past four and nothing  was noticed until eight o'clock when the  flames were seen bursting through tbe  shingles. It is supposed that a spark  from the stove had ignited the floor and  had smouldered away .until it caught  something more inflammable. All tbe  clothes, papers and tools belonging to  the fainers were lost.  Another fire pecured on Tuesday morning at eleven o'clock, and this time in  the very heart of the business part of tbe  town where six stores and a hotel are  crowded together. The fire broke out  above the elbow of the stovepipe in  Campbell's tobacco and stationery store.  The fire was not noticed until the whole  roof was ablaze and it was at first  thought it was useless to_ attempt to save  the buildings and willing bands were  removing the various contents of the  stores on tbe street. But one of the men  present was less skeptical and soon all  A goo* dwelling house and 95 acres of land  opposite NebMiTlkC.onlCoetMai' lake. The  ho^tsflnlsfcedaiid plastered, ranted inakte  andontolde and contains 7 room*jspven,acres  of the land are cleared and has 800 WSuO fruit  trees on it.  Threefluarters ofanacreUisetin  strawberry. ex������seberiT, currant, and grape  vices, Terms Cash. Address,  ABRAHAM GAGNON.  Kettle Falls, 8tevens Co,  871      . Washington.  Notice l������ bereb;  nual meetii  Prospects C    .  B������ny. Limited  oe '  NOTIOI5-  given that the General An-  Tstookholdeijof The Bright  .., ,  .jHWy.wiU%beffl^tbe^3'  T���������_ of the oompany. in the city of Nelson, BC.  on Tnisdar tbaWftf&dSy of April. A, p. USS.  at tbelraur of two of the clock in theafternoon  for the purpose among othors to elect a Board  of Directors, pass a resolution for the reincorporation and registration of .tho Company  under the Companies' .. Act; of. JM.  under the 1  clauses of that et  the shares of the  F.ll, OSIER and J, W. CARWIN  . MINERS OUTFITTED FOR THE YUKON.  JESSOFS DRILL STEEL,   BAR IRON,  all  STRIKING HAMMERS, ORE TRUCKS,  TRACK     IRONS,    .    BLACKSMITHS'     TOOLS,  BUILDERS' HARDWARE.  FARM IMPLEMENTS AND VEHICLES OF  ALL  DESCRIPTIONS.  a.        WBITB   FOR   PBIOSB       -1  sj7 Branch Stores at Vancouver .and Kamloops.  Joseph A. Sai|Ward  LUMBER I LUMBER!!  AU  kinds of Rough  and  Dressed Lumber.  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ^���������������������������---PBOMFr DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  567 PILOT BAY. B. C.  ������JUY A   FARfl  ... IN EAST  KOOTENAY  A Paradise  for the  Homeseeker and  Sportsman.  We have 26,000 acres   of choice FARMING  LAND  For Sale at prices ranging from $2.50  to $30  per acre.  EASY TERMS: Five yearly payments. Six <er ceat laterest  CROWS'  NEST  PASS   RAILROAD  nsu through  our  lands, and the  richest  Country in British Columbia.  NOW  IB   THE  TIMB  TO  BUY.   Don't  miss this chance,  ,     land is cheap.  but get a home while  Full information, with maps and particulars  The Kootenay Valleys Company Ltd.  OP   LONDON.   aNwLANO.  T-  G*  PROCTER,  Baker Street   .     .     -     .     .     .  MANAGER SIS  NELSON, B. C.  Mining *n4  Real Estate Agent*.  WSJT^soiqr   -   aw   -   ap.o.  FOR SAIE,  PAKiRiT  Two Lot* with Three 8toree  PAKPRIT.  -  One Jjoi witb Two Store*.  VERNON 8T.  SeTeml %io\m (Fifty foot frontage)  409 W. *. ������. Dlrkson. Bemer It.  limited  _,         liability  ���������ot, for tbe retwltiof to reduce  .. , - leooropaoyfrow l.flW.OOOtbarM  ottLOOeachto000.000aharee off 1.00each, and  for such other purposes as may lawfully and  regularly come before it, and hereof take due  notice and govern youweUaccordlngly.  878 <$07 J*' ROBINSON,  Secretary of the B. P. O. M. te S. Co., Ua.  DaUd March 7,1888.  NOTICE.  NOTICE Is hereby given that slsty ditrs  afterdate I intend to make application to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  Krmission to purchase the following described  id. situated on the east shore of the, Columbia Rlrer Narrows; commencing at the south  west corner of; Lot Nov 743 group 1 West  Kootenay, running thence eighty <80> chains  East, thence forty (40) chains South, thence  eighty (80) chains West, thence forty (40) chains  North, following the rlrer bank to point of  commencement. (851)  G. W.JORDAN,  Dated 27th day of January. 1888.  mMOH *  * mUfi      WORKS  imso^'B. 0,  lr������������ iM Brass Cast lug* of Every Beserlr  item. Bepalrs an*  ^oniiing  832 A amiUTV.  ARMSTRONG &  MORRISON  The Largont 8beet Metal  Works on ���������' the Canadian  Paciflc   Coast,  ���������  ���������  ���������.  .MANUFACTURERS   OF  Hiveted: Steel Fipe   Ore Oars   Ore Buckets  Monitors Elevators Steel Wheel Barrows  ������^3H30BBESPONDENOE SOtlOITCP-S^  VANCOUVER, B.C.  715  HMTI.EV  AVENUE  717  FOB SALE  fwBT UBVrrABV BQTn  meet   m-  tcmntfeiMl BeNn4ary>    A gee* t>*sl*������ss  lerettem. rrlee anil terms r������a������������naWc.  Apply te  elf fBBB 4B1C   ITanela,   B. V.  FT. STEELE  AND  MOYIE  Stage   Connecting'  with  Str. Nelson.  SADDLE HORSES  RIGS  AND  FOR  HIRE  NOTICE-  In the matter of the goods of Thomas Allen,  also known as Thomas October Allen, late of  the City of Nelson, deceased. Intestate. All  persons who are indebted to the above estate  are required to pay the amount due forthwith;  and all persons who have any claims against  the above estate are required to send in their  accounts, duly authenticated, on or before the  tenth day of May, 1898, to "������������������������������������..,.  FELL& GREGORY.  Board of Trade Bld'g. Victoria. B.C.  Solicitors for Robert Lemon Allen. Administrator of the above estate.   m .-  Victoria, B.C.,Feb. 18th, 1898. 861  ROBBINBROS.  KUSKONOOK, B.O  ..UNION HOTEL..  KUSKANOOK, B. C.  Pkdro Chebbo     Gimmi Mannerino  . . . Proprietors.  ...  Good Meals.,  Clean Beds, and well  877) Supplied Bar in Connection.  '  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that CO days .������fter date  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Land* and Works for permission to purchase  330 aerea of land situated near the confluence  of Meadovr Creek and Goat River in We������t  Kootenay District, descnb^M follows;  rVimmMirinir at a post marked. *, 1-, Cband]  lert S. w"comcil.jatthe N.\V. corner of P. ff  Newman's Und,������ thence east 10 chains, thence  n^���������80 chaiiS. thence weft 40 chains, thence  SSuth 80 chains to point of commencement,  containing 320 acres more or less.  -        ^ F. C. CHANDLER.  January 3rd, 1998.     812 Locator  MONEY TO LOAN.  The Canadian Mutual Loan and Investment  Company of Toronto. Ontario, are prepared to  lend money on reasonable terms and at low  expense on lots in Nelson to aid parties in  building thereon and on those with buildingson  now.   For further terms and particulars, apply  t0    STEWART & LENNOX, Agents.  Offices upstairs. Turner & Boeckh Block,  Nelson. B.C.  NOTICE.  ADDITION 'A' NELSON TOWNSITE  Notice is hereby given that I have  appointed Messrs. Gamble &0'BrEixY  real estate agents, my sole agents for  the above property. Any person wishing to purchase lots in said Addition  "A" can get full particulars from them.  Jan. 18, 1S08.    fS30)    F. C. Innes.  ><>COOOOOOOOOO0OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOeOOO<>OOOOOOOOO<  It is known to commerce that Indian Tea  retains its strength  and flavor while China,'  Japan and Ceylon "go  off." Ram Lai's is a  pure Indian Blend, and being put up in  air tight packages, retains all its freshness. This accounts for its great strength  and delicious flavor.  It goes one third further than other  teas selling st tbe same price.  Retains  Its  Flavor  THE BEST ARTIFICIAL LIGHT  ACETYLENE QAS  Made by a perfect automatic machine generates gas for  consumption only���������pressure never over U ounces to the  M|iiur������ inch. It Ik therefore abxolutcly safe���������approved  by Canadian Underwriters. A better and cheaper light  than any other.  Machine* in operation nil over thu country giving perfect  Mttirtfactlon.  Niagara Falls Acetylene das Machine Co., L4.  NEWUNG&CO.  flen'l B.C. Aggnt^ NelSOn, B-C-  Mention this Paper if makiiiK inquiries.       (875  HARDWARE  SHELF HARDWARE  BAR IRON and STEEL  ORE OARS and BUCKETS  Smart's Perfection Ranges  Coal and Wood Heating; Stoves  fllNER'S     SUPPLIES    A    SPECIAL    FEATURE  Agents for E. B. EDDY'S Paper.     A Large  Stock  of all  Kinds on hand.        :        :        :  Vancouver Hardware Company, Ltd.  849. VANCOUVER and NELSON, B.C. i*H������ miner, Nelson, b. c, Saturday- march, 26,1898.  Business Locals.  None but union meu nre em ployed . at  ihe Kootenny Cigur Factory.  WANTED���������A relinble, energetic young  rami for position as accountant nt n mine.  Apply P. O, box 122, Kaslo.  D. 1). Emalaiou ia tlie best to ward off  a spring cold.    Sold only at Vanstone's,  17,000 cigars sold the first week is the  record of the Kootenay Cigar M't'g Co.  WANTED at ouce apprentices nnd  improvers to the dressmaking, apply at  Mrs. McLniighlius.  Keep your eye on tbe Itoyiil Seal.  NEW REMEDIES-Miles Nervine,  Parkers Hair Balsam and ltipans Tabn-  les���������at Vanstone's Drug Store.  Watch the smoking public ! 1) ont of  10 are smoking the ltoyal Seal.  WANTED���������Two gills as appreiVces  to learn dressmaking. Apply to Miss  Sullivan, rooms over Mills & Lott's store.  WANTKO T0 PiKCKAnK  In Nelson, a roomy cottage, conveniently situated. Cash if approved of.  Apply to GEO. S. BEER.  C. P. R. Passenger Office, Nelson.  8BKfEXCKD TO UANti.  (Continued from First Page)  at a great disadvantage in the way of  getting evidence.    He admitted  there  was heavy evidence ngaiust him, but it  looked as if eaeh witness was repeating  the evidence of the other.   He said his  name was Davis,.not Doyle or Sullivan.  He believed tbat at least ooe-tuird of tbe  people of  Nelson  knew bi;n personally  and knew that his uarae was D.ivis.   He  had been 18 years iu the west and spent  five years in Spokane where he was well  known.    He admitted  the  shooting of  Connors bat it was done in self defence,  at a time when Connors bad bis hand on  his hip pocket io   the act of pulling a  gun.    Earlier ia the evening he had a  little, trouble with Cu bora at the Butte  saloon.    Prisoner was standing on side  walk when Connors jostled him and said,  "Don't you know me" and when prisoner  said,, "No,"  Connors paid, ���������'Well you  soon will," at  the same time pulling a  knife.   Prisoner then   bit Connote and  tbe knife fell on the sidewalk.   At tbe  Butte botel tbey  were again drinking  That was where tbe |5 bill was changed.  Clare and Connors were scuffling aud  staggered against-bim (the prisoner) and  * bo shoved tbem away.   Clare made some  complaint sod prisoner soil "come and  bave a drink" and together they went to  Erioson's saloon.    Believing that Connors carried a gun, he went after bis own  gun and  returned to Erioson's.   .He  atked Clare what C*������nno������; *e������t against  bim.   Then - ���������turfed for  tbe rear of tbe  lipase and in passing Connors beard bim  mutter something and  tbfbw his band  baok to bis bip pocket to draw bis gun.  He then .drew bis own gnu acid fired. He  did not believe anyone saw the shooting.  He believed  there was   a   conspiracy  against bim.  Mr* Macdonald summed np the ease  briefly. He bad not intended to say anything but tbe statements made by the  prisoner called for some reply. Technically speaking tbe prisoner admitted tbat  be was guilty of murder bnt in bisauxieiy  to clear himself bad practically accused  tbe witnesses of perjury. There might be  oases where witnesses might be induced  to commit perjury, bnt there were none in  this cage. PrfewaV'irtood charged with  tbe moat terrible crime iu tho calendar  and it wag a question of life and death.  Tbeevidewee allweotto show that tbe  prisoner bad deliberately taken a gun  out of bis blauktes and gone out to seek  for the life of a human being. He did  not desire to press tbe matter againat tbe  prisons'.- He was a Crown-prosecutor  and not. a persecutor bnt the evidence  was clear and be felt confident that the  jury would do tbeir duty.  ' Ilis Lordship reviewed tbe cose ex  plaining tbe difference betwesn murder-  and manslaughter. Drnnkuest is no excuse for crime but there was not a suggestion that the prisoner was drunk when  be committed the crime. In this case  there appeared to be utter lack of provocation such as would justify the act. That  defenee is not available where time intervenes to allowaman to overoomehis temper and regain bis self control. The prisoner had suggested tbat the act was done  in self defence and sets up the plea of the  previous use of a knife by Connors, but  there was no eviderfee to that effect. Regarding the plea of justification, if Connors, had attacked bim with intent to kill  bim or do bim previous bodily harm, and  the prisoner could see no means of escape  the plea might have some weight. There  must however be some open act. The  mere apprehension of danger will not  warrant a man in killing another. The  rule is that the prisoner gets the benefit  of any doubt, but tbe doubt must be a  'reasonable one. In conclusion he asked  the jury to consider carefully the evidence given and render n verdict entire-  it pon the evidence.  The jury retired at 5 o'clock and were  out only 12 minutes when they returned a  verdict of" Gailtv of murder."  His Lordship then asked the prisoner  if he bad anything to say why sentence  oLioaid not be passed upon bim according to law.  The prisoner replied " I suppose the  debt has to ba paid and the law is a bard  thing to buck against. It was circumstantial evidence." '  His Lordship :'" There is  no circum  stantial evidence here. Tbat man had  no grudge against you. That man did  not put his hnnd to bis bip pocket. You  were unfortunate in having had that  weapon in your blankets. Yon deliberately shot tbat man. You committed a  fearful crime and your sentence miht be  in accordance. All I enn do for you is to  niuke the sentence aa easy as I can"  The sentence of tbe court is: "Yon shall  be taken from the place where you now  are to tbe place from whence you came,  from there to be taken on tbe 22nd day  of April next nnd hanged by tbe neck until you are dead. And may Qod bnve  mercy on your soul."  After receiving sentence, the prisoner said, "Thank you Sir, am much  obliged." He was then removed to  the condemned cell in the jail, to await  execution.  ANOTHER CR1MIXAL CASE.  .Tlie ease of Regina vs. Johnston in  a charge of seduction was called on  Wednesday bub defendant did not  appear. A bench warrant was issued  for his iii-rest and the case postponed  from time to time during the day to  allow tbe bondsmen an opportunity of  producing him. As be could not lie.  found the bail was escheated, the  Iwndsmen being Edward Cumnungs  and Nels Carls ton in the sum of 32000  Johnston was arrested on Wednesday  night and is now in jail awaiting  speedy trial before Judge Forin next  week.  o take tbe responsibility - for such questions of public importance, out of its  hands. Af*er considerable discussion  the Speaker ruled the resolution out of  order.  Provincial Lawyers la the City.  There were a number of members of  tbe legal profession from outside provincial points in tbe city this week to attend  the special assize.. Among them were,  E. P. Davis, Q C, Vancouver; J. L. C.  Abbott, C. R Hamilton and A. C. Gait,  Rossland; M. L. Qrimmett, Sandou; A.  Wuealler, Kaslo; S. C. Sutton, Grand  Forks.  WfllTEWATEK DEEP.  Mr.  Rl������e 1'ottHrm* Ike Report of Klch  strike un Ike Property.  Mr. Franklin Riffle of Victoria, manager of Mr. R. E. Brown's mining inte -  eels in British Columbia spent Thursday  in tbe city. On being interviewed by a  Miner representative, Mr. Riffle confirmed the report that a strike had been  made iu the tunnel, now being driven on  the Whitewater Deep, to catch tbe ledge  ou which the Whitewater mine is now  operating. While drifting on some of the  smaller leads several bodies of ore were  encountered, but last Saturday afternoon  a six inch vein of steel galena of high  grade was struck. The depth from apex,  to where the ore body was uncovered is  iu the neighborhood of 1000 feet, thus  explodin g the theory that the ores ot the  Sloean do not attain any considerable  depth. Tbe owners of the property bave  ample means at tbeir command and will  push development work vigorously. The  property adjoins the Whitewater mine,  and although it is too early to form a  permanent opinion, Mr. Riffle feels confident that tbe prospect will develop into a good mine. This is Mr. Riffle's second visit to Nelson and be expressed  his surprise aud pleasure at tbe progress  and business activity of the city.  THE DTJHPEE MINE-  Mining Stock Market.  War Kagle, Deer Park and Salmo Con. wore  thu tellers during; the past week. War Kagle  ix in good demand at 91.25 and Doer Park at 13.  Athabasca and Fern aB well as other stocks of  tlie Nelson District remain Arm at the prices  quoted.  NKI-SON   DIVISION  Hall Mines..  I 'undce .....  Kern   Salmo Con..  7.WAthabasca ..  Bright Prospects;.   .IA  Kenneth    25  .lalLerwlck.  .'.   15  TRAIL CREEK DIVISION  LeBol   WarKiiglc   Iro:i Mask....  Josie .���������  Monte Cristo.  Lily May 2d  8.00  1.25  .IU  IronColt...........   .13  Poorman 11  Doerl'arlc 14  '^Kvoninic Star 07  .IfflGood Hope 01  -Virginia .16  BI.OCAN   DIVISION  Sloean Star  2.00 Dardanelles........   .12  Reco.  1.60 Noble Five.........   .19  Rambler-Cariboo..   .83 Wonderful    .05  Arlington 12  We invite particular attention to the following snaps, subject to sale: .  5.000 Noble Five..  1000 Athabasca..  501) Sloean Star.  1000 Fern   .19  .26  1.75  .70  1000 l)undco(i)Td>.  1000 Dardanelles:.  2500 Iron Colt.....  500Josie...... . .  .36  .12  .12  .29  geperl* Submitted at the Annual Heeling  C������������������l<tere4 Manly Satisfactory.  The annual meeting of the Dundee  Mining company, whose property is  situated near Ymir was held at Rossland  on Friday the 18th inst,, at which a large  majority of the stock was represented  either in person or by proxy.  The report ot tbe treasurer showed a  balance of $20,000 iu tbe bank to tbe  credit of the company. The engineer's  report showed tbe mine to be in a satisfactory condition. Fifteen men are at  present employed and drifting on the  lead at the 250 foot level is iu progress.  It is tbe iutentiou of tbe company to,  as soon as weather permits, erect a concentrator on tbe property and tbe engineer was instructed to purchase tbe  necessary plant of the most improved  kind, which, it is expected, will be iu  running order by July 1st. A i ram way  1600 feet long to bring the ore from tbe  mine to the concentrator is also to be  built as soon as tbe snow goes off. After  winding up the business of the year the  election of officers for tbe ensuing year  was held with the following result:  President, Chas. Dundee; vice-pros,  W. A. Oalliher; secretary, firneat Kenned); treasurer, E. G. Parker; engineer  and superintendent, J. L. Parker; solicitor, W. A. Galliher. Directors: The  president and vice-president, W. DV Barclay, C F. P. Conybeare, R.Bcott, E.  Kennedy, J. L. Parker and Donald  Kennedy. "   PLACES MINES IN B-0.      ���������  A  njenslnllon  In the legislature Hegard>  Ing Their Disposal.  On Thursday ot last week the follow,  ing resolution was introduced in the  provincial legislature on motion of Mi-  Adams seconded by Mr. Smith: "Where  as, it is a general complaint of those who  are endeavoring to obtain money for tbe  development of the placer mines of the  province that it is not possible to obtain  Crown Grants of such lands; therefore  be it resolved that this House take into  consideration the advisability of disposing of the placer lands of the province  under the Crown Grant system."  Io moving the resolution, Mr. Adams  stated that he bad received the cousent  of the government to introduce it.  Mr. Smith in seconding it said that as  the Placer Mining Act now stands there  is great difficulty in inducing capitalists  to put their money into large bydraulic-  ing propositions, owing to what i-j looked  upon as insufficient lease titles.  Dr. WaltSem took objection to tbe  resolution on the ground that the government should declare its policy on the  question and not allow private members  List your Mining Stock's nnd  Real Estate  with us.       Ws ha\ e cn*h buyers.  A  rirsl  Class. List et  REAL ESTATE and  MINING PROPERTY  ���������f all kinds For Sale.  MONEY TO LOAN  For Bnlldlng rnrpnaes.  H  Manufacturers of  01STINQ  Mining  and  SHIP'S  RiaaiNa  Wire Ropes  BLEICHERT TRAMWAYS  The Dominion Wire Rope Co'y., Ltd.. Montreal, Que.  8������5    STOCK OARRIED IN ROSSLAND, B.G.. BY J. D. SWORD, AQENT.  Manufacturers ot  "Lang's"  Underground  Haulage  ir  ������~sMTi. ������.������ ������W������-������|  Sweet  O '  Caporal  Cigarettes  Kinney Bros.  NKW YORK.  STANDARD  OF THE WORLD  H. Q. M'OULLOCH &CO.  18301     GENERAL BROKERS.  nUKMtaT.      -     NSIMtl, ������.���������.  f.B.Bex Ui       -     ���������      Clonste's Code.  A FIRST-CLASS  INVESTMENT.  The Oddfellows Building and Investment  Company. Limited, of Nelson, Capital 120,000.  Inform tbe public that a limited number of  shares aro now on the market for sale. Shares  110.00 each, sold in Mocks of 8100.00. Tho company guarantee ten per cent to investors on  stock. Plans may be seen and. all particulars  obtained at Dr. Arthur's office Baker, Street, or  from any of the Directors. '''    ?87l)  Stock Certificates for sale at Dr, Arthur*.  The Dominion Boiii  & Loan Association  OF T0B0NT0  Are now giving straight  Loans on improved City  Property, on easy monthly  Payments.      ���������     ���������    ���������  No shares to be subscribed  for. No fines. No forfeitures. For futher particulars as to terms, etc;, apply  to undersigned.      ���������      ���������  & is) ^b) fi O A mW A ���������&  FOR SALE-���������^  One well finished Cottage. 26x24,  Orounds, 60x120. Fenced, Stable  und good garden    ���������   ���������    $1,200.  A corner, 50x120, having thereon  two Dwellings, rented for $34 per  Month      ��������� ������������������   ���������      ���������      $1,800.  FOR RENT^^k^  One 4-Roomed Plastered House.  Two 3-Roomed Plastered Hoitsees.  One Large New 8-Roomed Plastered Bouse finished April 15,  ������ ������ ������ ������ ������ ������ ������ ������ ������  C, a J. Christie  Real Estate and  Insurance BroKer  ������  Office Opposite Post Office"  8tf  LOOK   AT   THIS!   -   .   -   AN INVESTMENT AS GOOD AS A  Kloncjyke Claim  % For Sale at a Bargain #  Good reasons given for .selling the old established and well known  . , . Outlet Hotel ...  Situate on Kootenay Lake, near Balfour, on projected line of Crow's  Nest Railway. Hotel contains 18 Rooms, consisting of Dining Room,  Sitting Room, Kitchen, Bar Room, Store Room and 13 Bed Rooms.  Lawn. Tennis Grounds, Summer Houses, Boats, Etc. Steamboat  Landing on grounds. Railway "survey within fbo feet of Hotel. Finest  of mountain water supplying. Hotel. This can be made an ideal spot  and a good paying investment       :        :        :        :        :       :        :        :  Price $5,000  Which includes, Hotel and Two acres of Land, Furniture, Stoves, Bar  Fixtures, Bedding Linen, .Cooking Utensils, etc., in fact everything  ready to carry on the Business. Season just opening. Finest  fishing on the Lake.        For full particulars apply to <���������  T. Q. Procter, Nelson, P.C,  emory 6 Walley ������������������  MEN'S  FUBNISHINeS,   CLOTHING, HATS,  Etc  Have opened on Baker Street with the above lino of goods.   Stock is not yet  Complete but  new good* are arriving every few days.  We are Agknts for ...  Kennedy & Douglas,    Merchant i-nors,    Toronto  Totton & McKay, mk< cwtom smrt Makers, Hamilton  .    .    A full line of Samples ot   the Newest  things for Spring, ...  .   ���������   EMORY 6 WALLEY���������__  Mail Orders Win Receive Prompt Attention, P. O. Dor 148, Kelson. (ggg)  NOTICE TO  DEBTORS  Notice is hereby given that John R. Meyers has purchased at sheriff's  sale, the plant, property and accounts of the Kootenay Brewing, Malting  and Distilling Company at.Trail, B. C., and will continue its operation.  Firms and individuals indebted to the old company are requested to  make immediate settlement to the undersigned at Trail.  There is a complete and well selected stock of wines, liquors and  cigars to be closed out at prices that dealers will find greatly to their  interests to take advantage of.  Address all communications to  G-EO. M. WILLARD, Manager.'  Trail,.February 24, 1898. . 7        865 -  NEW MUSIC STORE  1  ��������� ���������   PmII  Una et Latest  rinslc  front Chicago    and    New  Vark.  :;.: '���������.'+���������        +..      ��������� +  Applications from persons desirious of participating in  Rfenearanla   for either   Brass or Orchestra received.  Music Supplied for Parties, Balls, etc.     .     .     .     .  Instruction given on the Pianoforte.      .      .  For terms, etc., apply to  .  .  BOURCHIER & GUIDEL  .  .  flusical Publishers and Importers  TURNER-BOECKH  BLOCK  WARD ST.     :    :   g :    :    :    NELSON.  THE QENELLE fe  CO.  Lumber Company.  Have all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber,  Sash, Doors and turned Work  Kept   in   Stock.  OFFICE NEAR C. P. R. STATION.    .    ...  834 7 A.   fi.    YOUNG,  AQENT.  ���������������t������t  ������������������������������������t  ��������� ������������������������������������������������������< ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4VT������������V������TT������JlliT������������T������  NOTICE  Oh April 1st. the price of Manitoba Feed Oats  will be advanced to $30 per ton.  Case Eggs have dropped to 30 cents per doz.  Fresh Eggs are still 25 cents.  Naval Oranges, 35, 35 and 40 cents per doz.  We sell the Finest Orange grown at 40 cents  They are worth that, but no more.  Ifcother dealers  price, come to us.  I   The . . .  refuse to sell them at that  I   3.C. C. 0. P. GROCERY  Parley & Simpson, Prow.  ���������       ���������  :yTT������v������vMMvvvvtvv������vv������vvT������������tvvvvTvvvtvTfT?ft'  ������������������HI  QAMBU2 & O'REI UUf\  59^C  ESTATE  nd       AQENTS  LOTS FOR SALE  In   the Best Localities.     SOLE AGENTS for]  original owners of Addition **A" and "Hume"!  Addition.       .  tOANSiVlA0E  To Purchasers for Building purposes, on   Easyj  Terms.       .      .      .      .      .  BUYAHOnE  Build  a House for Yourself and Save   Rent.  GAMBLE and 0'RIELLY  BAKER STREET  :  (881)  NELSON, B. Gl  P. BURNS & GO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchant;  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Easlo'l  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Sloean City.%  Orders by null to amy branch will hive careful aad prompt attention.  *s&i$0j  bV-1


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